introduction

The University of Dayton Emergency Response Guide has been developed by the UD Emergency Response Preparedness committee to provide the campus community with a quick reference guide explaining how to respond to various types of emergencies that might occur on campus.

The University of Dayton provides its community with police and emergency medical services around the clock; however, we are not able to provide every service that might be needed to respond to or recover from a major critical incident.  Other agencies such as the Dayton Police and Fire Departments and other specialized service agencies would be required to respond to provide additional support functions for a major critical incident.

This guide was developed to provide you with a quick reference as to how you can respond to various emergencies in a way that will help reduce the chances of serious injury to you or other persons, minimize damage to property, and assist emergency response personnel in effectively dealing with the critical incident.

Every potential emergency situation cannot be anticipated or prevented.  This guide is intended to provide basic instruction and does not provide an absolute response for every emergency.  Keeping calm, exercising common sense, following basic instructions, and calling for the assistance of trained emergency response professionals will help us mitigate, respond to, and effectively recover from any major critical incident.

emergency notification system

The Campus Emergency Notification System (CENS) is designed to rapidly notify the campus community in the event of an emergency. Should an emergency arise, authorized personnel will activate the system, transmitting a timely notification and directions for community members.

We must emphasize, this system will only be utilized for two reasons. The first is in the event of an emergency. The second is periodic system testing – once per semester a test message will be transmitted. These tests will be announced well in advance and worded appropriately to ensure all recipients are aware the message is a test.

The Campus Emergency Notification System (CENS) provides for up to ten different contact means for students, faculty, and staff, including:

  • University telephone numbers
  • Home telephone numbers
  • Cellular telephone numbers
  • E-mail
  • SMS text message
  • Parent's telephone numbers

University-provided contact means will automatically be included in this system. In addition, we encourage you to provide updated information for your other contact means. Doing so will enhance our ability to contact you rapidly. You may update your contact information at any time at the University of Dayton's "address" web page -- address.udayton.edu. You must log in to this page using your LDAP password in order to update your personal contact information. The University of Dayton will not share this information.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Campus Emergency Notification System, please contact Randy Groesbeck, Campus Communications and Physical Security Administrator.

Emergency Information

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2914

Call   911*

(From UD campus phones)

or

Call  (937) 229-2121

(From all other phones)

*  Non-campus phones and cell phones will call the City of Dayton Police & Fire Departments when dialing 911.  Please program (937) 229-2121 into your cell phone for emergency calls to UD Police.

Emergency Response Guide

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2914

Call   911*
(From UD Network Phones)

or

Call  (937) 229-2121
(From All Other Phones)

*  Non UD Network Phones or Cell Phones will call the City of Dayton Police & Fire Departments when dialing 911.  Please program (937) 229-2121 into your cell phone for emergency calls to UD Police.

current situation

At this time, there are no critical situations at the University of Dayton.

In the event of a critical situation involving the University of Dayton, information will be posted in this space.