Hatter Alert Update
January 28, 2013
Stetson University’s Emergency Management Team sent out a test emergency notification to faculty, staff and students on the DeLand campus on Jan. 16. If you are registered to receive Hatter Alerts, you should have received a text message and voice message on your cell phone and an email.
Hatter Alert is Stetson University’s official emergency preparedness and notification website. You will find important information here regarding emergency procedures, and you will be notified through this website in the event of an actual emergency on campus. It is imperative that everyone register for Hatter Alert in order to receive important communication about any campus emergency.
To sign up to receive Hatter Alerts (http://stetson.edu/other/hatter-alert/) via phone call or text message, follow these steps:
Sign in to My.Stetson.edu.
- Click on the Employees (for faculty and staff) or Students (for students) tab.
- Click on Hatter Alert Cell Phone Record (DeLand Campus Only).
- If applicable, you will see your current cell phone number on record. Click “Change Your Emergency Cell Number” to change your cell phone number.
With thoughts of the Newtown tragedy still in the front of our minds, as President Libby stated in her email message to the university community, dated Jan. 16, now is the time to review what our own response should be – individually and collectively – should an active shooter event occur at Stetson.
The Center for Personal Protection and Safety, which works with more than 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide, has put together a training video that educates campuses in how to purposefully react in life-threatening situations. Along with Stetson’s Emergency Management Team, President Libby strongly encourages the university community to become familiar with campus safety precautions and know how to seek cover or otherwise respond.
An active shooter is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a conﬁned and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use ﬁrearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to watch the 28-minute video “Shots Fired On Campus” before Friday, Feb. 1.
The link below will prompt you for a log-in so that we can ensure all faculty, staff and students have visited the site to view this critical training tool.
TRAINING VIDEO: Shots Fired On Campus
For more information:
Please also be aware that our Emergency Management Team is currently working with local partners to increase fire safety and knowledge. In the near future, we will review our updated fire safety guidelines campus-wide and conduct fire drills. In the meantime, please adhere to safety protocols by exiting all buildings quickly and safely if an alarm is triggered.