Emergency Information for Campus Visitors

CAMPUS MAPS & TRAVEL

Take just a few minutes to learn the campus area and where buildings are located on campus. During an emergency or disaster, safety officials may ask you stay away from a certain building or area. Also make sure to read local area travel advisories before you visit campus or plan your return trip home. Visit http://maps.appstate.edu for campus maps and the North Carolina Department of Transportation for statewide travel advisories.

"MUST KNOW" EMERGENCY INFO

When the University issues an emergency alert in response to a hazard, threat, or actual incident, everyone must know what the emergency conditions mean and basic emergency responses.

Please cick here for the "Must Know Emergency Information" for details on the campus conditions and basic emergency responses such as lockdown or shelter in place.

Each of these audience-specific areas of the site is specifically designed to provide you with a few of the most important things that you may do to prepare for emergencies. Please also familiarize yourself with the resources available on the left hand menu of this site.

1. Learn campus conditions and other emergency terminology. Unlike public K-12 institutions, it is unlikely that Appalachian State University will lockdown the entire campus. Click here for "must know" information.

2. Learn more about Appalachian's siren warning system. If you live near campus you probably hear the sirens tested once a month. The siren sounds for an actual emergency differ from the tone used for testing. Click here for more information on the siren system.

3. Notify University Police about any suspicious behavior that you observe on campus. Reporting suspicious behavior or crime may prevent an incident from escalating to a major emergency or disaster. Visit the Police Department's Web site for more information.

3. Plan ahead to determine how you will react if there is an emergency while you are on campus.

4. Program local media outlets into your radio and computer so that you can quickly access emergency information. The University Office of Public Affairs will disseminate emergency information as soon as possible and update the information regularly.

1. Try to evacaute campus if you can safely do so! It is important for emergency responders to restrict campus access to stabilize the situation. Leave the campus area if you can safely do so. If you must stay on campus, seek safe shelter.

2. Stand-by for specific directions or requests from the University. The University may establish a media center and/or volunteer reception centers.

3. Visit www.appstatealert.com for the latest emergency messages. Appstatealert.com is the official emergency messaging site and is updated through the Office of Public Affairs and the Emergency Operations Center.

Thank you for taking an active interest in Appalachian's safety and security. Please browse this entire site to learn more about Appalachian's emergency plans. You are always welcome to contact us with questions, comments, and ideas.


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