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Concordia’s Actions to Respond to Emergencies Guide (C.A.R.E.) establishes a guide to Concordia faculty, staff and students for responding to major emergencies on the Concordia University, St. Paul campus.
RUN when an active shooter is in your immediate area …
If there is a way out and you can get out, GET OUT … this is your first and best option.
HIDE if evacuation is not possibly, find a place to hide …
FIGHT as a last resort and only if your life is in danger … Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.
Steps as advised by the St. Paul Police Department
Most bomb threats are an attention getting tactic and the individual desires to see panic as a result of the threat.
If a threat is received by phone ask these questions:
Also note these details:
If a suspicious package is found, do not handle, evacuate the immediate area and contact security at x 8777 on campus or 651-641- 8777.
Contact Security at 651-641- 8777 or x 8777 on campus to report any smoke or flames.
R – Relocate any individual in need of assistance.
A – Activate the alarm system.
C – Contain the fire by closing any doors or windows.
E – Evacuate the building.
An evacuation route shall be clearly posted in each classroom. Faculty are required to know the location of fire extinguishers in the building and the location and operation of fire alarms. All rooms must be evacuated.
Life Threatening: Call 9-1-1
Non-life Threatening: Call Security at 651-641-8777 and provide them with the following information:
Do not move a seriously injured person unless they are in a life-threatening situation. Assist security officers as requested.
AED Locations (Automated External Defibrillator):
Concordia University, St. Paul community members shall be able to pursue their interests in a safe and respectful environment free from any form of sexual misconduct. The university will not tolerate such acts against its members, will investigate reported incidents of sexual misconduct, and will apply student code action, when appropriate.
To Report Incidents of Sexual Misconduct contact the Title IX Coordinator by email TitleIX@csp.edu.
Concordia University faculty and staff are mandated reporters for incidents pertaining to issues of sexual misconduct.
Campus Ministry staff are considered confidential reporters.
For more information on sexual misconduct including definitions, visit www.csp.edu/reporting.
Area Specific Outages
Campus Wide Outages
If no danger exists remain in assigned area until evacuated or notified by the floor manager or security regarding appropriate steps.
If unsafe conditions are present evacuate building to appropriate evacuation area and wait for further instructions.
SUMMER WEATHER EMERGENCY
When notified via civil defense sirens or by a campus security officer, evacuate to the predetermined relocation area for your building.
For your safety: Do not open windows and stay away from windows and outside doors. Wear hard soled shoes and use caution after a severe storm to avoid injury from broken glass, downed power lines and other debris.
WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY
Concordia University urges all students, staff and faculty to use their own discretion in determining whether it is safe for them to travel to campus in inclement winter weather. On rare occasions when weather has been determined to pose a potential threat to the life or safety of students, staff and faculty, the decision will be made to close the university.
The following guidelines are utilized regarding weather-related closings. The university utilizes the campus portal, e-mail and local news media stations to announce closings.
7:00 AM – Notice to media regarding cancellation/delay for day classes
11:00 AM – Notice to media if afternoon day classes are cancelled.
2:00 PM – Notice to media if there will be cancellation of face-to-face evening classes.
Security is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.