Emergency Guide

Mandated Reporter

Employee Reporting Obligations

  • In your role as graduate assistants and/or instructors, you are considered a responsible employee and have certain reporting obligations as outlined in the University’s Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence.
  • Specifically, you are required to immediately report to the University’s Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) all relevant details (obtained directly or indirectly) about an incident of Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and/or Stalking that involves any Student.
  • The University also provides employees with guidance on how to best assist a student who has disclosed an incident of sexual violence to you. More information on this topic can be found at www.titleix.uconn.edu or by calling OIE at 860-486-2943.

Mental Health Emergency

Immediate Action

  1. In a life threatening emergency, call 911 (UConn Police)
    1. Examples of this would be a student threatening to hurt others, a student who informs someone they have taken action to end their life (such as overdose on medication), a student who states a plan to imminently harm themselves.
  1. For a student in crisis or high level of distress, who would benefit from immediate assessment and support, call CMHS 24/7 OnCall service (860-486-4705)

Official Guidelines

  • For more detailed information about crisis services and general info for faculty, please see our websites below:

Active Shooter on Campus

Definition: An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically through the use of firearms.

How to Respond when an Active Shooter is in your Vicinity

  1. RUN
    1. Have an escape route and plan in mind
    2. Leave behind your belongings
    3. Keep your hands visible
  2. HIDE
    1. Hide an area out of the shooter’s view
    2. Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors
    3. Silence your cell phone and other tech
  3. FIGHT
    1. As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger
    2. Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
    3. Act with physical aggression and throw items at the shooter
  4. CALL 911 When Safe to Do So

Provide 911 and Law Enforcement with the following:

  • Location of the active shooter
  • Number of shooters
  • Physical description of shooters
  • Number and type of weapons held by shooters
  • Number of potential victims at the location

How to Respond when Law Enforcement Arrives

  • Remain calm and follow instructions
  • Put down any items in your hands (i.e., bags, jackets)
  • Raise hands and spread fingers
  • Keep hands visible at all times
  • Avoid quick movements toward officers such as holding on to them for safety
    Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling

Do not stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating