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In certain types of emergencies, attempts will be made to notify students. For purposes of this policy, emergencies are defined as those that involve a death, illness, injury, accident, or a threat to a student’s livelihood or property.


  • A student’s ill or injured child requires parental consent for treatment.
  • A family or household member is injured or ill.
  • A student’s employer calls regarding a business emergency where the student’s job may depend on his or her response.


  • Student emergency messages received by the campus switchboard or other campus office should be transferred to the Office of Student Life and Services (SLS).

  • SLS personnel will:

    • Determine whether or not the situation is an emergency, as defined by this policy.
    • Attempt to determine the student’s location and attempt to deliver the message.
    • Communicate with switchboard or campus office whether the message was delivered or not.

Transmitting Emergency Messages

All student emergency messages received by the Student Life and Services Office (SLSO) are handled as follows:

The message, name and telephone number of the person calling is taken;

SLSO staff will check on the location of the student and then deliver the message if possible;

SLSO staff will telephone the caller if the message cannot be delivered or the student cannot be located.

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