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Active Shooter/Active Threat

If you are in danger or feel threatened, call 911 or contact Campus Public Safety

The following safety tips from the Department of Public Safety are offered as a response guide for use during incidents of active shooter threats:

  1. The first step in personal safety is to maintain an awareness of the situation and environment around you. Be prepared to take appropriate action if a threat presents itself.
  2. Evacuate the area if it is safe to do so.
  3. If a threat presents itself and you are not able to evacuate, seek cover. If in a building, lock doors and windows and close blinds if possible. Remain quiet and turn off lights to make the area appear unoccupied. Put your cell phones and all electronic devices on silent. If you are not able to lock doors, barricade the entrance with whatever material is available.
  4. As soon as it is safe to do so, notify authorities by calling 911 and provide as much information as possible.
  5. Do not approach emergency responders. Let them come to you. This may involve you being handcuffed or made to put your hands in the air. This is done for safety reasons, and once circumstances are evaluated by the emergency responders, they will give you further directions to follow.
  6. Remain in your area of safety until the threat has passed or you have been advised by emergency responders that it is safe to exit.
  7. Monitor your cell phone and computer if possible, to receive campus emergency notifications that may be sent through the emergency alert systems.

Emergency Alert Systems

DeLand Campus - Hatter Alert

Stetson University's official emergency preparedness and notification system provides students, faculty, and staff with important information regarding emergency procedures. Individuals signed up for Hatter Alerts will receive notifications in the event of campus emergencies.

To sign up for Hatter Alerts via phone or text message, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to My Stetson using your Stetson University I.D. number (800 number) and PIN.
  2. Select the appropriate tab for Employees or Students.
  3. Select Hatter Alert Cell Phone Record. Enter your cell phone number in the field provided.
  4. If applicable, select the Change Your Emergency Cell Number link to update your phone number.

Gulfport Campus - Emergency Text

Stetson University College of Law has implemented an emergency text notification system for students, faculty, and staff. In the event of an emergency, participants will receive a text message on their cell phone, alerting them to the situation. Participation is voluntary. Instructions for students, faculty, and staff are provided below. If you have any questions, please e-mail text@law.stetson.edu.

Student Instructions

  • If you are a Stetson Law student and would like to enroll in the Stetson University College of Law Emergency Text Notification System, please text 'law student' (no quotes/case insensitive/space between) to the number 313131
  • You will receive an automated reply indicating that you have enrolled successfully, followed by instructions on how to opt out. (If you did not receive a reply within a few minutes, there was an error in the enrollment process.)
  • Your enrollment in the system will continue until you text 'stop law' (no quotes/case insensitive) to the same number, 313131
  • You will receive an automated reply indicating that you have terminated your enrollment successfully. (If you do not receive a reply within a few minutes, there was an error in the opt-out process.)

Faculty and Staff Instructions

  • If you are a Stetson Law faculty or staff member and would like to enroll in the Stetson University College of Law Emergency Text Notification System, please text 'law staff' (no quotes/case insensitive/space between) to the number 313131
  • You will receive an automated reply indicating that you have enrolled successfully, followed by instructions on how to opt out. (If you did not receive a reply within a few minutes, there was an error in the enrollment process.)
  • Your enrollment in the system will continue until you text 'stop law' (no quotes/case insensitive) to the same number, 313131
  • You will receive an automated reply indicating that you have terminated your enrollment successfully. (If you do not receive a reply within a few minutes, there was an error in the opt-out process.)