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Emergency Preparedness

The welfare and safety of Susquehanna University students, faculty and staff are the highest priorities in the university's preparedness and response plans should an emergency of some kind occur.

The university has an Emergency Management Team in place that is trained to respond quickly and appropriately, in conjunction with local, state and federal authorities in times of crisis. Team members represent the offices of public safety, facilities management, student life, academic affairs, the treasurer, and public relations. The plan provides guidelines to various levels of man-made or natural emergency situations including power failures, hazardous spills, bomb threats, explosion, fire, and flooding.

What to Do in an Emergency

In case of a campus emergency, serious injury, death, or other similar problems, you are asked to follow these procedures. The Degenstein Campus Center will be the evacuation headquarters, if necessary. Anyone who is displaced by an emergency should go to the Campus Center for temporary accommodations.

How to Get Information

In the event of an emergency or evacuation:

The campus community will be notified by voice mail, e-mail and the Susquehanna University Web site. The Web site will be updated periodically to keep parents and others informed during the course of an emergency and for as long as it is practical: www.susqu.edu/preparedness.

Residence Life staff will provide directions in the residence halls.

The recorded information line will be updated periodically: 570-372-ATSU (372-2878)

The Office of Public Safety is reachable 24 hours by calling: 570-372-4444.

Other important numbers:

Lisa Scott, Vice President for Student Engagement and Success: 570-372-4415
Don Weirick, Interim Director of Public Safety: 570-372-4429
University switchboard: 570-374-0101



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