The following will result in the evacuation of a university building:

    1. Audible alarm
    2. Power failure – Laboratories must be evacuated.
    3. Natural disaster
    4. Man-made disaster
    5. Mechanical problems that are deemed a danger to the occupants
    6. Hazardous chemical spill or gas leak
    7. Order of University Police or other public safety official



    1. Stay calm. Faculty and staff should attempt assisting in the evacuation of their areas. In the event you are not familiar with the evacuation route of your area, please follow the nearest ‘EXIT’ sign. Follow the ‘EXIT’ signs posted throughout the building. Staff should only perform those evacuation duties they are comfortable with.
    3. Re-enter the building only when directed by a Fire Department official or University Police.
    4. Occupants should be strongly encouraged to evacuate the building; however, if an occupant refuses to leave, the building Emergency Coordinator should inform the occupant of the danger of staying in the building. The building emergency coordinator/staff should then continue notifying the remainder of occupants in his/her area.
    5. Evacuate the building in a top-down fashion. DO NOT go upstairs to evacuate activity spaces. The building emergency coordinator will notify occupants in those areas.
    6. Evacuate away from the affected area.
    7. Clear the activity area that you are closest to during the alarm. Make your way to the next activity area if there is no sign of smoke or fire.