If you are the leader of a class, meeting or event you are ultimately responsible for the safety and well being of the members of your group. It is imperative that you read and fully understand all of the emergency response plans for the building in which you are meeting and mentally prepare contingency plans for a variety of unlikely scenarios.
In the event of an emergency the members of your group will be looking to you for direction and leadership. You have the authority and the responsibility to order/direct personnel for their own safety. The following guidelines will help you in keeping the members of your group safe.
If you have any questions please call Drury Campus Safety & Security at 873-7400 or 873-7911.
The Drury University Bomb Threat Plan has been developed to ensure the safety of Drury University faculty, staff and students. It is the responsibility of all persons to read this plan and periodically review it in order to know what to do in case of a bomb threat. A bomb threat against the university may be made by telephone or letter. A telephone threat will come directly from an individual, from a law enforcement agency that has received the bomb threat, or someone who has become aware of such information.
DIRECT TELEPHONE BOMB THREATS
If a bomb threat is telephoned directly to the university, the person who received the call should do the following:
INDIRECT TELEPHONE BOMB THREATS
If a bomb threat against the university is received by a law enforcement agency such as the Treasury Department or the FBI, that agency will immediately contact the university. The switchboard will transfer the call to the Director of Security, who will initiate the appropriate form of action.
If a bomb threat is made through a written communication, the following steps should be taken:
BOMB THREAT EVACUATION
If the decision is made to evacuate a building, everyone should be moved to an area at least 300 feet out of the way of bomb disposal. Evacuated parties should remain in open areas and away from parked vehicles. After security has found the buildings to be vacated, they will lock all exterior doors and take up positions to prevent anyone from entering the area. They will also assist in unlocking doors as needed.
The Drury University Fire Plan has been developed to insure the safety of Drury University faculty, staff and students. It is the responsibility of all persons to read this plan and periodically review it in order to know what to do in case of a fire.
Pull the closest fire alarm and report the exact nature and location of the fire to Security at 873-7911. It is very important that Security be notified at once, as they need to meet and direct the Fire Department to the area of the fire. We cannot anticipate that the responding fire personnel will be familiar with the buildings on campus. Security will meet the fire department and direct them to the affected area.
Listed below is what you should do if a fire begins in the location that you student organization is using:
- Close the room door and do not turn out lights.
- Alert other persons in the area
- Do not panic.
- Do not attempt to put out the fire.
- Evacuate the building but remain in the area to assist the fire personnel in locating the exact location.
- The student leader and/or campus advisor will make sure that all members and guests are alerted and out of the building.
The Drury University Tornado Plan has been developed to insure the safety of Drury University faculty, staff and students. It is the responsibility of all persons to read this plan and periodically review it in order to know what to do in case of a tornado.
When a Tornado Watch is declared for Springfield, Missouri, this means that conditions are favorable for severe weather, which may include tornadoes. At this time, University Security personnel will monitor the weather alert radio and observe the weather; i.e., heavy rain, lightning, hail and possible funnel cloud formations.
The following staff members will be called and put on alert:
- Residence Life staff
- Greek Life staff
When a Tornado Warning is issued, it means that a funnel or tornado has been sighted in the area and Springfield is in its path. The city sirens will sound and the university will immediately proceed with the tornado emergency plan.
At this time, all students, faculty and staff will proceed to the designated shelter areas and will remain in those areas until the warning is over.
Student leaders and campus advisors should direct students to these shelter areas. The Security Office will contact all residence facilities and campus offices that are open.
Security will patrol the campus, informing anyone on campus of the warning, and direct him or her to the nearest place of safety. Security will open the doors in the lower level of Findlay Student Center and establish a Command Post in the Security Director’s Office.TORNADO SAFETY GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
TORNADO SHELTER AREAS
- Avoid any area with glass windows, doors or mirrors.
- Go to the lowest level of the building.
- Take a flashlight, a battery operated radio and tune in to the emergency Broadcast System station (KTTS is primary, and KWTO is secondary).
- If the tornado is upon you, crouch down and cover your head to avoid flying debris. (Most injuries and deaths in tornadoes occur from flying debris/glass.)
- BAY: Proceed to Breech. Go to the first floor hallway. Stay away from any windows.
- BREECH: Go to the first floor hallway. Stay away from any windows.
- BURNHAM HALL: First floor proceed to the south stairs down to the basement, under the stairwell and, if possible, in the men’s restroom. Second and Third floors proceed to Olin Library basement. Immediate shelter may be taken on the first floor hallway of Burnham.
- CARTER WATERS: Proceed to the north end hallway. If time permits proceed to the Hammons School of Architecture.
- CLARA THOMPSON HALL: Proceed down the stairs to the men’s and women’s lounges. Any overflow should go to the basement of Lydy Hall or O’Bannon Hall.
- COLLEGE PARK: Students living in upstairs areas should go to the first floor area of the lower apartment or foyer. Go to the bathroom or most center point of the first floor. If you are unable to gain access to the first floor area, go to the College Park Community Center laundry room or restrooms. Students in first floor apartments should go to the bathroom area.
- CONGREGATIONAL HALL: Proceed to the interior hallway or, if time permits, the basement of Findlay Student Center.
- DIVERSITY CENTER: Proceed to the basement of the Trustee Science Center.
- FINDLAY STUDENT CENTER: Proceed to the basement in the horseshoe hallway (away from the main entry doors) and in the pit area of the Down Under by the fireplace.
- FREEMAN HALL: Proceed to the interior hallway or, if time permits, the basement of Findlay Student Center.
- HAMMONS ARCHITECTURE BUILDING: Proceed to the wood shop basement areas (archives and hallway outside archives), and the first floor restrooms.
- HONORS HOUSE: (Parsonage) Proceed to the basement.
- HPER: Proceed downstairs to the hall and classrooms.
- HPER/BREECH POOL: Proceed downstairs to the hall and classrooms.
- JEFFERSON PARK: Students living in upstairs areas should go to the first floor area of the lower apartment or foyer. Go to the bathroom or most center point of the first floor. If you are unable to gain access to a first floor apartment, go to the College Park Community Center laundry room or restrooms, or if time permits, proceed to the Kappa Alpha Fraternity House basement. Students in first floor apartments should go to the bathroom area.
- KAPPA ALPHA: Proceed to basement.
- LAMBDA CHI ALPHA: Proceed to basement in Kappa Alpha House.
- LAY HALL: Proceed to the basement hallways, men's and women's restrooms and lower level of the lecture hall on the first floor.
- LYDY ART CENTER: Proceed to the west end of the basement hallway.
- MANLEY HALL: Proceed to the lower level hallways in each section.
- MARTIN ALUMNI CENTER: Proceed to the basement.
- MIDTOWN HOMES: Proceed to the basement or interior room, or if time permits, the lower level of Findlay Student Center.
- O’BANNON HALL: Proceed to the basement hallway, Room #20, and the Electronic Music Room.
- OLIN LIBRARY: Proceed to the basement area in the restrooms, Carrel hallway and in the Olin Room. Stay away from the glass areas (especially the glass stairwell).
- O'REILLY FAMILY EVENT CENTER: Proceed to the Lower Level, Cox Health Sports Medicine Training Center, Room 127.
- PEARSONS HALL: Proceed to the basement hallway and classrooms.
- PHYSICAL PLANT (Facilities): Proceed to the office restrooms and hallways.
- POOL ART CENTER: Proceed to the first floor east hallway and classrooms
- SHEWMAKER COMMUNICATION CENTER: Proceed to Rooms #127 (Conference Room), Hall #111, Communication Hall #134, and lower level restrooms. Only as a last resort, use Rooms #112 & 130 (dressing rooms).
- SIGMA NU: Proceed to basement in Kappa Alpha House.
- SIGMA PI: Proceed to basement in Kappa Alpha House.
- SMITH HALL: Proceed to the laundry rooms and hallways on the 1st floor. Any overflow should go to the basement of Findlay Student Center.
- SPRINGFIELD HALL: Go to first floor hallway or proceed to the first floor of Breech.
- STONE CHAPEL: Proceed to the kitchen and restrooms on the lower level.
- SUMMIT PARK: Proceed to apartment on lower level and seek shelter in an interior hallway. If unable to gain access, proceed to lower level of Findlay Student Center.
- SUNDERLAND HALL: Proceed to first floor interior hallway. Any overflow should go to the basement of Findlay Student Center.
- THEATER SHOP: Proceed to the Pool Art Center, first floor east hallway and classrooms.
- TINDLE MILLS BASEBALL FACILITY: Proceed to the north hallway in the weight room on the north end of the building.
- TINDLE MILLS WAREHOUSE #3: Proceed to Breech first floor hallway.
- TRUSTEE SCIENCE CENTER: Proceed to the basement area in the hallway and classrooms.
- WALLACE HALL: Proceed to the basement laundry area. Any overflow should go to the basement of Findlay Student Center.
- WARMACK FACULTY STUDIOS: Proceed to the center of the building and stay away from any windows.
- WEISER GYM: Proceed to the lower level hallway, classrooms and racquetball areas.
If there is an event in progress, Security will use the public address system or bullhorn to direct each section to safety.