Stetson University

Hatter Alert: Emergency Guidelines System

If you are in danger or feel threatened, call 911 or Public Safety at 386-822-7300.

Active Shooter/Active Threat

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 (or 911 from a campus phone) 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 Hatter Alert system.*

The university has implemented an emergency notification system which is called Hatter Alert. Please reference Hatter Alert for more information.

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