This guide was designed to provide the Elon University community with the general knowledge of certain emergency conditions as they may be related to weather, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and the reporting of medical situations and criminal activities.

For emergencies, call 9-1-1.

In an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately from a campus phone or your cell phone. 9-1-1 operators will assist you and send appropriate emergency responders if needed. Stay calm and help others remain calm. When you are reporting an emergency situation, give concise, accurate answers to the 9-1-1 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so.

Campus State of Emergency

The authority to declare a campus state of emergency will be made by the University President or her designee. During the period of any campus major emergency, the University shall place into effect the appropriate procedures necessary in order to meet the emergency needs to maintain educational facilities, with the primary concern being the safety of personnel. Campus Safety & Police shall immediately consult with the President, Provost, and the Vice President for Business Finance and Technology regarding the emergency and the possible need for a declaration of a state of emergency.

When the declaration is made, only authorized persons will be permitted on campus. Unauthorized persons remaining on site may be subject to arrest in accordance with the North Carolina Crimes statutes.

Reporting an Emergency

The fastest, most direct way to obtain EMERGENCY assistance is to CALL 9-1-1.
The Campus Safety and Police phone number is (336) 278-5555.

Remember… Stay calm.  Help others remain calm.  When you are reporting an emergency situation give concise, accurate answers to the 911 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so.

The Alamance County communications center handles all emergency (9-1-1) calls for assistance and will dispatch police, fire or EMS services.

First call 9-1-1, then call Elon University Campus Dispatch at (336) 278-5555 and advise them of the incident.

The on-site security officer or police officer will respond to all fire alarms, minor illnesses and injuries to students.

To report a crime, that is a non-emergency

  1. Dial (336) 278-5555
  2. Consult Information pages in your telephone directory for the appropriate administrative agency for your non-emergency problems.

IN AN EMERGENCY

Please DO NOT hang up the phone until the operator has obtained all necessary information. The operator may ask a variety of questions to properly inform the responding personnel of the situation. Emergency telephones are located throughout campus (Blue Light phones and interior building phones are listed on the Campus Safety and Police website). Anyone may use them for emergency communications.

What the 911 Operator Will Need to Know
  1. Your phone number.
  2. Your address.
  3. What’s wrong.

Fire, Police, Medic/Ambulance Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

Campus Evacuation

In the event a campus wide evacuation becomes necessary use the following guidelines.

  1. Remain calm
  2. Listen carefully to instructions
  3. Arrange for transportation out of the Elon area by driving yourself, or catching a ride with a friend or coworker.
  4. If you can not obtain transportation, meet at one of the two designated evacuation points on campus for emergency bus transportation.
    • Bus Stop on O’Kelly
    • Parking lot on North Side of Inman Admissions
      **IF THE EMERGENCY IS LOCATED AT INMAN ADMISSIONS, OTHER EVACUATION POINTS WILL BE DETERMINED AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT.**
  5. Do not take your possessions with you. Take only what you need.
  6. Follow the evacuation route out of the Elon University area and look for further instructions on E-net (www.elon.edu/e-net), digital signage, e-mail, E-Alert text messages, Elon’s official Facebook and Twitter sites, broadcasts alerts through telephone speakers, desktop message alert system, and loud speakers on police cars.
  7. Do not return to campus until you have been instructed to do so.

Fire

Dial 9-1-1

Remember… Stay calm.  Help others remain calm. When you are reporting an emergency situation give concise, accurate answers to the 911 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so.
The Campus Safety and Police phone number is (336) 278-5555.

Fire

Report all fires to the 911 operator immediately by using any of the emergency telephones found in the building. Activate you building fire alarm.

If necessary: Follow BUILDING EVACUATION procedures.

Take essential personal possessions with you (e.g. car keys, glasses, purse, and medications).

Survival Tips

  1. If you are trapped in a building on fire, hang an article of clothing, towel, etc. outside the window to mark your location. Stay close to the floor where the air is more breathable. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency personnel.
  2. Know the locations of fire extinguishers, fire exits, (alternate exits) and where the alarm system stations are in case you need to activate one.
  3. There are few false fire alarms, so every alarm needs to be taken seriously. It is a myth to think you are safe if you don’t see or smell smoke. Fires travel quickly and may block your escape route(s) within minutes.

DIAL 9-1-1 to Report a Fire

Building Evacuation

Remember… Stay calm.  Help others remain calm. When you are reporting an emergency situation give concise, accurate answers to the 911 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so. The Campus Safety and Police phone number is (336) 278-5555.

Any person is authorized to pull an emergency fire alarm in any situation that in his or her best judgment requires urgent evacuation notification to others in the building.

The alarms will be transmitted to campus dispatch, but may be delayed in registering, so call directly to the Alamance County Communications Center by dialing 9-1-1, then Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555.

When a building alarm sounds – or when told to evacuate by any authorized personnel

  • Walk quickly and calmly to the nearest exit. Persons who refuse to cooperate with a building emergency evacuation will be subject to the University Judicial authorities.
  • Take essential personal possessions with you (e.g. car key, glasses, medications, purses).
  • Assist disabled persons. Do not move injured persons unless there is an imminent threat to their lives – if an injured person’s life is in danger, move him or her only as far as necessary for safety (usually the nearest stairway landing or ground floor exit). Do not use elevators – in case of a fire they can become inoperable which may result in serious injury or death.
  • Once outside, move to your building’s designated rally point. Check in with a member of your department or instructor. Stay away from building entrances and any emergency vehicle access areas until the all clear is given.
  • Rally point evacuation information and shelter locations are posted in each building.
  • Do not re-enter a building until notified by emergency personnel.

EMS/Medical Emergencies

Serious medical emergencies CALL 9-1-1

Remember… Stay calm.  Help others remain calm.  When you are reporting an emergency situation give concise, accurate answers to the 911 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so.

Minor Injuries

In case of minor injuries, you can contact Campus Police at (336) 278-5555. An officer will respond to assess the situation and render assistance. Elon University does not provide transport to doctors office visits, pharmacies, or out-patient care services.

Students who need transport to/from Alamance Regional Medical Center (ARMC) or other medical or psychological providers should contact Golden Eagle Cab Company at (336) 227-0550. They should indicate they are an Elon student and need transport for a medical appointment or the hospital. Students will complete a “charge slip” but do not have to pay at the time of service. The “charge slip” will be forwarded on to the R.N. Ellington Health Center who will pay the cab company directly and then will charge the student via their student account.

Things to remember

  1. Keep the victim still and comfortable.
  2. Do not move any injured person unless there is an immediate threat to his or her life – then move the victim only as far as necessary.
  3. Ask the victim “Are you OK?” or “What is wrong?”
  4. Check breathing and give cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if necessary.
  5. Control serious bleeding by sustained direct pressure on the wound.
  6. Continue to assist the victim until help arrives.
  7. Look for a Medic-Alert or other medical ID tag.
  8. Question witnesses.
  9. Give all information to the 911 operator.

Medical assistance should only be administered by a certified provider.

EMS/Serious Medical Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

Hazardous Material Leaks & Spills

Unintentional/Intentional Release of Dangerous Goods or Hazardous Materials

Remember… Stay calm.  Help others remain calm.  When you are reporting an emergency situation give concise, accurate answers to the 911 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so. The Campus Safety and Police phone number is (336) 278-5555.

A dangerous good or hazardous material is any solid, liquid or gas that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment.

A dangerous good or hazardous material may be radioactive, flammable, explosive, bio-hazardous, toxic, corrosive, oxidizing, asphyxiating, pathogenic, allergenic or may have other characteristics that render it dangerous or hazardous under specific circumstances.

Upon witnessing or discovering an unintentional/ intentional release of dangerous goods or hazardous materials Elon University Campus Safety and Police recommend that the person(s) responsible for the area or activity perform the following tasks:

  1. Remain Calm – Provide for the life safety of those at risk.
  2. Summon help and dial 9-1-1 from a safe location and contact Campus Safety and Police – (336) 278-5555.
  3. Identify the materials involved- secure a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheets – located at Physical Plant (As well as online and various places in McMichael Science Center).
  4. Secure the area.
  5. Deny entry.
  6. Account for the occupants.
  7. Wait for help in a safe location.

Priorities

  1. Life Safety
  2. Stabilization
  3. Conservation of Property and Environment

Utility Failure

Major Utility failure during regular business hours

In case of a major utility failure during regular business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays) immediately notify the Physical Plant office at (336) 278-5500.

If you believe there is potential danger to building occupants, dial 9-1-1.

The Campus Safety and Police phone number is (336) 278-5555.

If the utility failure occurs after regular hours non-emergency reporting call Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555, for reporting an emergency dial 9-1-1.

Survival tips for other utility emergencies

Power Outage

In the event of loss of power, contact Campus Safety & Police at (336) 278-5555, and Physical Plant at (336) 278-5500. Department Offices should have flashlights on hand also.

Elevator Failure

If you are trapped, use the emergency telephone in the elevator front control panel to contact Campus Safety & Police at (336) 278-5555. If the elevator does not have an emergency telephone, use the emergency alarm to signal for help.

Plumbing Failure/Flooding
  1. Stop using any electrical equipment.
  2. Vacate the area if necessary.
  3. Notify Campus Safety & Police at (336) 278-5555.
  4. Notify Physical Plant at (336) 278-5500.
Gas Leak
  1. Stop what you are doing.
  2. Do not turn on lights or any electrical equipment – a spark from an electrical switch can cause an explosion.
  3. Vacate the area.
  4. Dial 9-1-1.
Steam Line Failure
  1. Vacate the area.
  2. Notify Campus Safety & Police at (336) 278-5555.
  3. Notify Physical Plant at (336) 278-5500.
Ventilation Problems

If smoke or noxious odors come from the ventilation system:

  1. Vacate the area.
  2. Notify Campus Safety & Police at (336) 278-5555.
  3. Notify Physical Plant at (336) 278-5500.

Campus Wide Emergency

Notification

Notification of a CAMPUS WIDE EMERGENCY or a disaster will be made to the campus community by using one or more of the following communication channels:

  1. Broadcast alerts through telephone speakers located in classrooms, office phones, and common/area hall phones in residence halls
  2. Campus wide email.
  3. WSOE and/or other local radio or TV stations.
  4. Public address system announcements through Campus Safety and Police.
  5. Person to person in academic and administration buildings through faculty and administrators, physical plant employees or building coordinators.
  6. Person-to-person in residence halls by Residence Life staff.
  7. Desktop computer alerts
  8. Campus Digital Signage will broadcast the emergency message
  9. E-Net website (www.elon.edu/e-net)
  10. LiveSafe App (for those that have downloaded the app)
  11. Text message alerts – must be signed up through E-Alert: Elon’s Notification System online: www.elon.edu/e-alert
  12. Elon’s official Facebook and Twitter sites

What You Should Do in an Emergency

Depending on the type and extent of the emergency, you will be instructed to evacuate a building or a portion of the campus and move to a safe area, or you will be instructed to remain in the building and await further instructions. In the unlikely event that the entire campus needs to be evacuated, you will receive instructions on how to leave the Elon University and surrounding metropolitan area via a pre-designated evacuation route.

Campus Emergency

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Listen carefully to instructions.
  3. Move out of the building you are in and go to other campus buildings/areas as instructed or
  4. Remain in the building and await further instructions
  5. Do not return to your residence halls or office in another building to retrieve personal possessions unless you are instructed to do so.
  6. Stay in the building until the emergency has passed and you receive instructions that it is safe to leave.

Bomb Threat Procedures

Dial 9-1-1

Remember… Stay calm.  Help others remain calm.  When you are reporting an emergency situation give concise, accurate answers to the 911 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so.

Primary Goal

The primary goal of the bomb threat procedure is to minimize injury to people, damage to the facility, and avoid disrupting normal schedules. The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for handling bomb threats and actual bomb emergencies. All bomb threats should be taken seriously and any employee receiving a telephone bomb threat should attempt to remember all details of the conversation. Employees should never take safety for granted.

Suspicious objects or potential bombs

If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus:

  1. DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT! 
  2. Clear the area and immediately
  3. Notify Campus Safety and Police by dialing (336) 278-5555.

Receiving a Bomb Threat

If you RECEIVE a Bomb Threat:

  1. Remain calm in obtaining as much information from the caller as is possible. For help with proceeding, view the  Bomb Threat Report Form.
  2. If your building is the OBJECT OF THE THREAT, call 9-1-1 immediately and alert all persons in the threatened area to evacuate. University employees are suggested to make a cursory inspection of their area for suspicious objects, and report their findings to law enforcement upon arrival. Remember not to approach or touch suspicious objects.
  3. If you receive a threat of another building or location in the area call 9-1-1 immediately. A Campus Police Officer will be dispatched to handle the necessary evacuation. Again, provide your location and name and number for contact.
  4. Provide concise, accurate information to the operator. DO NOT HANG UP UNTIL ASKED TO DO SO.
  5. Make yourself available to responding authorities in the event that additional information is required.
  6. As a reminder, the Bomb Threat Report Form serves as a guide to what information concerning the call is necessary to diffuse the situation in a safe and timely manner.

What NOT To Do!

  • Do NOT panic!
  • Do NOT look for the bomb!
  • Do NOT give any information about the bomb threat to anyone except Law Enforcement Personnel.
  • Do NOT give any statement to the media. Press releases will be coordinated from the University Relations Department.

Officer In Charge

The senior Elon University Police Officer on the scene is the official in charge at the scene and all communications should go through him/her.

Severe Weather Conditions/Tips

Flooding/Heavy Rains

Flash floods can strike any time and any place with little or no warning. In mountainous or flat terrain, distant rain may be channeled into gullies and ravines, turning a quiet streamside campsite into a rampaging torrent in minutes. City streets can become rivers in seconds.

Safety Rules

Observe these flash flood safety rules. They could save your life.

  1. Keep alert for signs of heavy rain (thunder and lightning), both where you are and upstream.
  2. Watch for rising water levels, know where high ground is and get there quickly if you see or hear rapidly rising water.
  3. Be especially cautious at night. It’s harder to recognize the danger then.
  4. Do not attempt to cross flowing water which may be more than knee deep. If you have doubts, don’t cross.
  5. Don’t try to drive through flooded areas, if your vehicle stalls, abandon it and seek higher ground immediately.
  6. During threatening weather; listen to commercial radio or TV, or NOAA Weather Radio for Watch and Warning Bulletins.

Flash Flood WATCH

This means that it is possible that rains will cause flash flooding in the specified area. Be alert and prepared for a flood emergency.

Flash Flood WARNING

This means flash flooding is occurring or is imminent in the specified area. Move to safe ground immediately.

Hurricane WATCH

Hurricane conditions pose a possible threat to your area. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio and commercial radio and television for the latest information and instructions for your location.

Hurricane WARNING

Hurricane conditions are expected in your area within 24 hours. Areas subject to storm surge or tides should be evacuated as well as areas which could be isolated by flood waters. Follow the instructions of local officials. You will not be asked to leave your home unless your life is threatened. When your area receives a hurricane warning:

  • Leave low-lying areas
  • Protect your windows with boards, shutters, or tape, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
  • Fuel your car.
  • Save several days’ water supply.
  • Stay at home if it is sturdy and on high ground.
  • Leave mobile homes for more substantial shelter.
  • Stay indoors during the hurricane.

Tornadoes Watch

If a tornado “watch” is issued for your area, it means that a tornado is “possible.”

Tornado Warning

If a tornado “warning” is issued, it means that a tornado has actually been spotted, or is strongly indicated on radar, and it is time to go to a safe shelter immediately.
If a tornado warning is issued seek shelter in the following places:

  • Basement or ground floor windowless interior room
  • Basement or ground floor windowless closet or bathroom
  • Basement or ground floor interior hallway with no windows or under a stairwell with no windows.

Earthquakes

Choose a safe place in every room–under a sturdy table or desk or against an inside wall where nothing can fall on you. Drop under a sturdy desk or table, hold on, and protect your eyes by pressing your face against your arm. If there’s no table or desk nearby, sit on the floor against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases, or tall furniture that could fall on you.

Weather Related Information Call (336) 278-SNOW[7669]

Theft, Harassment, & Harassing Phone Calls

Remember… Stay calm.  When you are reporting an emergency situation give concise, accurate answers to the 911 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so.

The Campus Safety and Police non-emergency phone number is (336)278-5555.

A. Anyone can be a victim of crime. Most criminals select their victims based upon opportunity, usually seeking opportunities of crime as opposed to targeting a specific person. If you are a victim on campus, you should immediately report it to Campus Police.

  1. Theft is one of the more prevalent crimes on campus. Thefts occur most often when property is left unattended or unsecured. Keep your belongings close to you or secured if you’re going to be away from them. For Non-emergency reporting, call (336) 278-5555 Campus Safety and Police.  In any situation where you feel unsafe always call 9-1-1.
  2. Harassment can be, and usually is, a crime directed specifically at you. It could be a problem with a personal relationship, or that someone felt offended during a brief encounter you had with him or her, or that you represent an organization that the actor has had a negative interaction with. For Non-emergency reporting, call (336) 278-5555 Campus Safety and Police.Harassment is more than just being annoyed at someone’s words or accusations. Given we work for an organization which provides a customer service; we are subject to persons being angry at what we do or not do. Sometimes we must deal with people venting their anger or frustration, but when that is displayed in a threatening, harassing, obscene, or violent manor, it’s harassment.

Harassment is defined as conduct (including verbal, written, visual, or physical conduct) that denigrates or shows hostility against an individual/group/entity when such conduct has the purpose or effect of:

  • Unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance
  • Creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating, or offensive working, living or learning environment

In part, by legal definition, harassment is when someone “strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects the other person to physical contact…” or threatens to do so, follows you “ in or about a public place”, “repeatedly commits acts which serve no legitimate purpose”, communicates to you in a lewd, threatening, or obscene manner, or repeatedly communicates in an anonymous manner. If you feel that someone’s conduct towards you rises to this level, call Campus Police.
For further information refer to the Identity-Based Bias and Violence section

  1. Counseling Services
    Emotional support is available for students, faculty or staff members who are victims of crime or violence.  Students who are victims of crime or violence who may want to speak with a trained bias/violence responder may call Safe Line at (336) 278-3333 at any time to speak with a confidential responder.  In addition, counseling services are available to students by calling Student Counseling Services at (336) 278-7280 during business hours.  Students experiencing an after hours or weekend counseling crisis may call Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555.  They will dispatch the counselor on call to speak with the student by phone and assess next steps.  
    Counseling Services Website
  2. Faculty and staff who need emotional or mental health support may contact Counseling Services at (336) 278-7280 or use the Elon Work-Life Resources program.  The Elon Work-Life Resources program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.Call: (866) 532-8651
    TDD: (800) 697.0353Your toll-free number gives you direct, 24/7 access to a GuidanceConsultantSM, who will answer your questions and, if needed, refer you to a counselor or other resources.
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Harassing Phone Calls

If you receive obscene, abusive, harassing, or threatening calls, the following are suggestions that may prevent further problems of this nature and/or assist in identifying the caller:

  1. Hang up at the first obscene word.
  2. Hang up if the caller remains silent the second time you say hello.
  3. Do not give any information such as your name, address, or verify your phone number until the caller has been properly identified as someone you know. The best response from you is as little as possible.
  4. Remain calm, don’t give any indications the call upsets you.
  5. Keep a record of the calls. Write down the date and time of the call, what was said, and the characteristics of the caller, such as a deep or high voice, accent, background noise, intoxicated, etc. If your phone has a caller ID feature, record or save the callers number.
  6. If calls persist, call Campus Police at (336) 278-5555 and file a report.
  7. Be selective with whom you tell about the calls. Many obscene or harassing phone calls are made by acquaintances or someone you may have had a recent negative encounter with. Handle calls properly by discussing them only with the proper authorities that can help you deal with this.
  8. You may also contact the Dirctor for Inclusive Community Wellbeing at (336) 278-5017 or lroyster@elon.edu.

For further information refer to the Identity-Based Bias and Violence section?????

Interpersonal Violence

IN AN EMERGENCY OR IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 9-1-1.

Confidential Advocacy
For confidential advocacy and to learn your options for reporting and support call SAFEline at (336) 278-3333.

Non-Emergency Reporting
For non-emergency reporting and to access other resources, call Campus Safety and Police at (336) 2780-5555.

A. Identity-based Bias, Harassment, Discrimination or Violence

Identity-based Bias, Harassment, Discrimination or Violence is any act which a victim or survivor’s identity ( for example: age, (dis)ability, ethnic origin, faith tradition, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race/ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran’s status) is used to degrade, discriminate, harass or intimidate the victim/survivor. Actions that cause the victim/survivor to be afraid or intimidated or degrading language, images or conduct which are based on the victim or survivor’s identity but do not break the law are classified as Bias Incidents. Crimes committed which are based on a victim or survivor’s identity, including threats, destruction of property or physical violence, may be classified as Hate Crimes.

Options for support or reporting
  • Call SAFEline to speak with a confidential advocate – (336) 278-3333
  • Send an email or call the Director for Inclusive Community Development – (336) 278-5017 or lroyster@elon.edu
  • Report online at the Bias Response Website
  • Call Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555

Other information responding to identity-based bias incidents and hate crimes can be found at the website for Inclusive Community listed above.

SAFEline is a confidential phoneline that Elon community members can call to receive support and resources related to identity-based or interpersonal violence.

Elon University recognizes the serious and negative impact of interpersonal violence, including sexual violence, on individuals and the University community. Elon has zero tolerance for offenders who commit interpersonal violence. The University strongly supports a victim’s right to seek justice through the legal/judicial system and/or university processes. Survivors/victims are encouraged to seek support through one of the multiple avenues offered by the University, including confidential advocacy through SAFEline, the Coordinator for Violence Response and university counseling services.

B. Sexual violence

Any attempted or actual sexual contact directed toward another person in the absence of active consent including groping, touching, sexual exploitation, sexual assault or rape.

C. Sexual harassment

A particular type of harassment and is a form of prohibited sex discrimination. Sexual harassment generally may be described to include, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other physical and expressive behavior of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term of or a condition of education, employment, or participating in university activities;
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is or could be used as the basis for evaluation in making academic or personal decisions affecting that individual; or
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working, living or learning environment.
Options for victims and survivors
  • Survivors/victims can call SAFEline (24/7) at (336) 278-3333 to talk or meet with a confidential advocate who can provide support, give resources and information and be with the survivor/victim through any process or action chosen, including reporting.
  • Survivors/victims can call Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555 or 9-1-1 or another police department to file a report and receive support. Victims/survivors can file an initial report without pressing charges.
  • Survivors/victims can go to the local hospital for a Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence exam (rape kit) without having to file a report. In order to preserve evidence, survivors/victims should not shower, bathe, clean the scene of the assault, dispose of or wash clothing.
  • Survivors/victims can receive medical attention through local hospitals or urgent care center at any time day or night.  Students who wish to speak to a medical provider (but DO NOT wish to pursue a forensic exam) may schedule an appointment with Student Health Services during business hours should contact Health Services at (336) 278-7230.  Faculty and staff may consult with a medical provider by scheduling an appointment with Faculty/Staff Wellness at (336) 278-5569.

D. Relationship violence

Relationship violence is a broad term that encompasses any form of relationship abuse such as physical (pushing, hitting), sexual (rape, exploitation), verbal (threats), social (isolation), emotional (degrading language) or economic abuse. Stalking is a term used to describe any course or pattern of behavior that would cause a reason able person to feel fear or intimation. Stalking can be a form of relationship abuse.

Options for victims and survivors

Survivors/victims should get to a safe place and consider the following:

  • Survivors/victims can call SAFEline (24/7) at (336) 278-3333 to talk or meet with a confidential advocate who can provide support, give resources and be with the victim/survivor through any process or action they choose, including reporting.
  • Survivors/victims can call Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555 or another police department to file a report and receive support. In order to preserve evidence, victims/survivors should keep any physical evidence including voicemails, text messages or emails.
  • Survivors/victims can receive medical attention through local hospitals or urgent care center at any time.  Students who wish to speak to a medical provider (but DO NOT wish to pursue a forensic exam) may schedule an appointment with student Health Services during business hours should contact Health Services at (336) 278-7230.  Faculty and staff may consult with a medical provider by scheduling an appointment with Faculty/Staff Wellness at (336) 278-5569.

Other helpful information can be found on the Violence Response website or by calling (336) 278-5009.

Policies related to the Clery Act

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are described at Elon as campus and local police departments, Student Life professional and student staff, student organization advisors, athletic directors and coaches and Title IX Officers. CSAs must submit all reports of bias-motivated crime, sexual offenses, dating and domestic violence or stalking to Campus Safety and Police — (336) 278-5555.

Policies related to Title IX legislation

Mandatory reporters are described at Elon as the president and senior administrators, Human Resources staff, Campus Safety and Police staff, Student Life professional staff, student organization advisors, athletic directors and coaches, Title IX Officers, faculty who serve as department chairs or program coordinators, and any employee who leads international or domestic overnight trips or courses. Sexual harassment and violence that is reported to any mandated reporter must be reported to the Title IX Investigator by calling (336) 278-5787.

Lock Down Procedures

Potential “LOCK DOWN” scenarios

  • An active shooter in progress on campus.
  • Hazardous Materials exposure
  • Chemical weapons attack
  • Pandemic-contagious medical outbreak
  • Severe Weather (refer to Severe Weather section)
LOCK DOWN will begin from the incident’s “hot zone”  until the entire campus is locked-down.
  1. Lock-Down will radiate from the “hot zone” until the complete campus is locked-down.
  2. Building lock-down requirements

A.  Communications with campus

Campus Safety and Police will provide the campus with instructions for appropriate actions.

  • Broadcast alerts through telephone speakers located in classrooms, office phones, and common/area hall phones in residence halls
  • Campus-wide email.
  • WSOE and/or other local radio or TV stations.
  • Public address system announcements through Campus Police.
  • Person-to-person in academic and administration buildings through faculty and administrators, physical plant employees or building coordinators.
  • Person-to-person in residence halls by Residence Life staff.
  • Desktop computer alerts
  • Campus Digital Signage will broadcast the emergency message
  • E-Net website (www.elon.edu/e-net),
  • LiveSafe App (for those that have downloaded the app)
  • Text message alerts – must be signed up through E-Alert: Elon’s Notification System online: www.elon.edu/e-alert
  • Elon’s official Facebook and Twitter sites

B.  Physical locking of buildings

  • Campus Safety and Police will secure exterior doors that have card swipe capabilities.
  • Campus Safety and Police will be responsible to secure exterior doors of buildings without card swipe capabilities, beginning at the “hot zone”.
  • Invoking police mutual aid agreement vehicle access and egress will be blocked.

C. Active Shooter Scenario

Below are some tips for an active shooter scenario:

  1. When an active shooter is in your vicinity
    1. Evacuate if possible and it is safe to do so:
      1. Have an escape route and plan in place, leave your belongings behind, & keep your hands visible
    2. Hide if you cannot evacuate safely:
      1. If you cannot get out safely – hide in an area out of the shooter’s view, find a room that locks or has items to hide behind– avoid places that trap or restrict your movement – if there are two or more of you spread out
      2. Block entry to your hiding place, lock and/or barricade doors, silence your cell phone and/or pager
    3. Take action as a last resort:
      1. As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter – make a plan and act as a team to overcome the shooter
      2. Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter – throw, yell, use improvised weapons
        CALL 9-1-1 WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO
  2. When Law Enforcement Arrives
    1. Remain calm and follow instructions
    2. Put down any items in your hands
    3. Raise hands, spread fingers, and keep hands visible at all times
    4. Avoid quick movements toward officers such as holding on to them for safety
    5. Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling and don’t stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating
  3. Information to Provide to Law Enforcement or 911 Operator
    1. Location of the active shooter and number of shooters
    2. Physical description of shooters and number and type of weapons held by shooters
    3. Number of potential victims at the location

Always take note of nearest exits in any facility and be aware of your environment and any possible dangers.
(SOURCE: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY http://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness)

Homeland Security Tips

The Federal Office of Homeland Security recommends all Americans be prepared for an emergency or disaster. One way you can be prepared is to have a “Go Kit” packed and ready with essential emergency supplies. This kit is to be used in an emergency, and taken with you if you have to evacuate a building or area. You can also be prepared by having a plan of action already in place. Finally, you can be prepared by staying informed about the potential risks and what to do in the event of a terrorist attack or other emergency.

Recommended items

Waterproof flashlight and batteries, pairs of Latex gloves, sterile dressings to stop bleeding, cleansing agent/soap & antibiotic towelettes, adhesive, bandages in a variety of sizes, eye wash solution, one way mask for CPR, and wrench or pliers in case you have to turn off utilities.

Make a Kit: http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Make a Plan: http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
Be Informed: http://www.ready.gov/be-informed
Federal Office of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov

Railroad Emergencies and Safety Tips

Railroad Emergencies

In the event a railroad emergency occurs such as a rail-car explosion, vehicle/train collision, or a train derailment on or close to the campus, take the following action:

  1. Notify Police, Fire, and EMS immediately by dialing 9-1-1. Give your name and describe the location and details of the accident and do not hang up until told to do so. Dialing 9-1-1 will initiate the quickest response with local Police, EMS, Fire, Hazmat, and other railroad emergency response resources.
  2. Notify Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555.
  3. Treat the accident as a potential hazardous materials site. Do not approach the area. Potential hazardous materials include diesel fuel from the train engine as well as other items transported on the train.
  4. In the event a train derailment involves a chemical spill responding emergency personnel will identify the chemicals and determine if an evacuation is necessary or just a shelter in place. Listen and check your phone for announcements from Campus Safety and Police and other emergency responders.
  5. If outside, attempt to get upwind (into the wind) and uphill of the contaminated area to keep hazardous materials and any plume behind you.
  6. After you have secured your own safety, notify emergency personnel of any injured people or if individuals remain in the affected building or at the accident site. If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary.
  7. A campus incident command post may be set up near the disaster site. Keep clear, unless you are authorized by emergency personnel.

Railroad Safety Tips

Trains Can’t Stop Quickly

A freight train with 150 cars traveling at 60 miles per hour will require 1.5 miles or more to complete an emergency stop.

Car Stalling on Tracks

If your car stalls while crossing the tracks, get out immediately and call 911 and then the emergency notification number located on the railroad signal equipment (if available).
If a train is coming, abandon the car!
Proceed quickly toward the train at a 45 degree angle so that if the train strikes your car you will be safe from flying debris.

Trains Can’t Swerve

Trains cannot swerve or stop to miss you. Collisions and/or emergency stopping procedures can cause a train to leave its tracks (derail), exposing anyone within the right of way to the danger of being crushed by a derailed train.

Trains Can Approach You Without Your Knowledge

Although trains are huge machines, environmental conditions can muffle sounds, whistles, and other train noises. Snow machines, motorcycles, and ATV’s pose a special problem because operators may not hear an approaching train over the roar of their own vehicles. Joggers and walkers wearing radio or tape head sets are also prime candidates for an encounter which may end in a tragedy.

Trains Present Special Hazards

Those who walk or ride near the tracks also can become targets of flying debris stirred up by trains. Railroad rights of way are off limits to joggers, walkers, bicyclers, hikers, hunters, fishermen, three-wheelers, others — out of concern for their safety and the safety of train crews and passengers.

Walking on or near the Railroad Tracks is Prohibited

Do not walk on or near railroad tracks. Walking on or near the railroad tracks is dangerous and illegal.

Look Both Ways

Always look both ways before crossing railroad tracks and cross only in designated areas. Do not cross tracks when gates are down.

Always stop your vehicle when crossing gates are down or lights are flashing.

Wait for the crossing gates to rise and lights to stop flashing. Look both ways, listen and proceed with caution. For your safety, obey all signs and signals at railroad crossings.

Never stop your car on railroad tracks.

When approaching an intersection at railroad tracks, keep your car behind the white lines.

SOURCES: Railroad Police and Norfolk Southern Operation Lifesaver Brochure, NCDOT Rail Division Website, University of North Dakota Emergency Management Website

Emergency Phones

Emergency phones can be found in the following locations

Blue Light Phones

  • Mooney Parkg Lot (near Long Bldg)
  • Alumni Field House Parking Lot
  • Ingold VIP Parking Lot
  • Koury Field House @ Soccer Field
  • Oaks A
  • Oaks D
  • Oaks E & C
  • Oaks F
  • Oaks South (Near Skids)
  • Danieley G
  • Danieley K
  • Danieley L
  • Danieley O&P
  • Danieley Commons (Rear Parking Lot)
  • Colonnades E(East Parking Lot)
  • Greek Path (rear Loy Q)
  • Bill Loy Dr.(Global D Parking Lot)
  • Harden Clubhouse Parking lot
  • Johnston Hall (Marching Band Field)
  • Lindner(South Parking Lot)
  • McMichael – New Faculty Staff parking (lot between the greenhouse and Elon Elementary)
  • Powell House (South Parking Lot)
  • Francis Center West Parking Lot
  • Francis Center East Parking Lot
  • Francis Center   Athletic Ball Fields
  • Hunt Softball Parking Lot
  • Historic Neighborhood Parking Lot
  • Ellington Health South Parking Lot
  • Arts West Parking Lot
  • Station at Mill Point Parking Lot
  • Loy Farm
  • Park Place at Elon
  • Global D Parking Lot (Bill Loy Drive)

Callbox

  • Alamance elevator
  • SW 3rd Floor Belk Library
  • Belk NE Stairwell
  • Belk SE Stairwell
  • Belk Library elevator
  • Belk library northeast corner, 3rd Floor
  • Isabella Cannon Pavilion – outside wall adjacent to main entrance
  • Carlton elevator
  • Carolina 1st Floor
  • Center For the Arts elevator
  • Colonnades Dining elevator
  • Colonnades A elevator
  • Colonnades B elevator
  • Colonnades C elevator
  • Colonnades D elevator
  • Colonnades E elevator
  • Duke elevator
  • Duke – 2nd floor stairwell landing
  • Honors Pavilion – outside wall adjacent to main entrance
  • Spence Pavilion elevator
  • Gray Pavilion elevator
  • Belk Pavilion elevator
  • Koury Business Center elevator
  • Koury Business Center West stairwell
  • Koury Business Center South stairwell
  • Kour Business Center North stairwell
  • Koury Athletic Center (001) near pool
  • Koury Athletic Center Elevators
  • Koury Athletic Center first floor near campus recreation (near stairwell 155)
  • Koury Athletic Center near water fountain by campus recreation desk
  • Koury Athletic Center near stairwell 245
  • Koury Athletic Center, Second Floor, East end of hallway. In-wall callbox.
  • Koury Athletic Center, First floor, in stairwell adjacent ticket office. In-wall callbox.
  • Koury Athletic Center outside room 243
  • Koury Athletic Center by room 224
  • Emergency Egress – Lakeside Dining 2nd Floor Landing
  • McEwen Communications Elevator
  • Railroad Tunnel
  • McEwen Communications, 2nd floor stairwell landing
  • McEwen Communications, stairwell landing basement Floor
  • McEwen Communications elevator
  • McMichael basement, North Entrance near the Chemical Storage Room.
  • McMichael East stairwell
  • McMichael ground floor stairwell
  • McMichael West stairwell
  • McMichael Elevator
  • Mooney – located in covered walkway between Duke and Mooney
  • Mooney elevator
  • Mooney-2nd Floor
  • Moseley elevator
  • Moseley northwest stairwell
  • Moseley west stairwell
  • Moseley east stairwell
  • Powell building south stairwell
  • Powell building elevator
  • Courtesy Phone – Whitley
  • Williams Hall – Oaks A elevator
  • Council Hall – Oaks B elevator
  • Oaks C elevator
  • Oaks D elevator
  • Brown Hall – Oaks E elevator
  • Sullivan Hall – Oaks F elevator
  • Oaks- McCoy Commons elevator
  • Lindner elevator
  • Woods Center elevator
  • Alumni Fieldhouse elevator
  • Johnston Hall elevator
  • Inman admissions elevator
  • Global A elevator
  • Global B elevator
  • Global C elevator
  • Global E elevator
  • Global Commons elevator
  • Numen Lumen elevator
  • Lakeside Dining elevators
  • Schar Center elevator