Emergency Preparedness

The University of Dayton has a dedicated page for Emergency Preparedness. The page contains a general overview of Emergency Preparedness on campus, the University Emergency Response Guide, and information about any current emergency situations on campus.

A link to the University of Dayton Emergency Preparedness site can be found in the Related Links section.

Emergency Notification System

Emergency Notification System Overview

The Emergency Notification System allows us to alert you in the event of imminent danger, such as severe weather or other emergencies impacting the University of Dayton community.  If such an emergency occurs, we will activate the system and provide information and/or instructions directly to you using telephone, SMS text messaging, and e-mail.  Your user information and university-managed contact methods are already entered in the system, but you may add additional contact methods to improve our ability to contact you.  The information you provide is protected and will not be used for any other purpose.

 How It Works

 When we issue a notification about a potential safety hazard or concern, you will receive a message on the voice or text communication methods that are university-managed and that you have registered.  If requested for the notification, you can confirm that you have received the message, which will stop the notification process for that  particular notification. If you do not confirm, the system will continue to attempt to reach you at all of the contact paths that you have registered.
 
Sign up for Notifications
 
If you are a University of Dayton student, faculty, or staff member your account is already created and populated with the university-managed contact methods (e-mail, university telephone extension, and university cell phones).  You may register additional contact methods at the member portal.
A link to the Member Portal can be found in the Related Links section.

Run. Hide. Fight.

What is Run, Hide, Fight?

“Run, Hide, Fight” is a safety protocol for active shooter situations promoted by the Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies. It offers a plan of action for those who find themselves in the midst of a mass shooting.

Run

Your first defense should be to evacuate if possible.

Hide

If you can not evacuate, the next course of action is to find a safe place to hide and stay out of view in silence.

Fight

As a last resort “and only when your life is in imminent danger,” says DHS, you should take steps to incapacitate the shooter and “act with physical aggression.”

A link to the 5 minute video "Run. Hide. Fight" can be found in the Related Links section.

Related Links

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Department of Public Safety

Fitz Hall 195 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2914

937-229-2121 (dispatcher) 937-229-2131 (administrative offices) 

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