Emergency Procedures for ISU Campus
Staff, Students, and Faculty play a critical role during an emergency. Visitors to campus may not be familiar with campus buildings or the
procedures that should be followed to ensure both of your health and safety in the event of an emergency. Become familiar with this webpage and
these procedures. In an emergency, it could make all the difference.
Safety on Campus
Emergency Response Plan
This plan is intended for use by faculty and staff members at ISU and has been designed for quick reference during emergency conditions on this
campus. Become familiar with its contents. Dedicate time during faculty and staff meetings to review and discuss emergency procedures relevant to
your work areas.
Emergency Preparedness/Response Plan
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
The Passing Zone ISU II
Employee Assistance Program
Student Health Center
Occupational Health Service
Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry
Safety Guidelines for Active Shooters
Blue Light Phones
Vigo County Emergency Management Agency
Indiana State Department of Health
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Indiana State Police
National Weather Service
American Red Cross
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Education Emergency Planning
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Planning
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Emergency Prepardness
U.S. Postal Service
How to Keep Informed
Severe Weather Policy and
If an emergency occurs on campus, you want to know about it right away. The following are ways you can be notified of an emergency or situation.
Campus Crime Log Request
Example ALERTUS Desktop Screen
ALERTUS Emergency Messaging System
When the Alertus Desktop alert system is installed on your computer, you can identify the software with an icon located in your taskbar.
The Alertus desktop system will be activated when an event occurs that causes the ALL Hazards Siren to sound. This will result in a full-screen "pop-up" on
all properly configured PC;s and MacIntosh computers connected to the ISU network, taking over the whole screen with a warning and instructions from Public
Safety. An "ALL CLEAR" message will be sent when the incident has been resolved.
Indiana State University employs the RAVE Emergency Text Messaging System to send text messages to subscriber cell phones and/or e-mail addresses.
This system will be activated when:
- A Tornado Warning is issued for the immediate Terre Haute area.
- A major chemical spill occurs on or near campus.
- A major criminal event resulting in, or having potential to result in, widespread personal injury occurs on campus.
- The ISU campus will be closed due to a weather-related emergency.
- A Campus Crime Alert is issued.
- Other occasions as deemed appropriate by University officials.
An "All Clear" text message will be sent when the situation has been resolved.
Any faculty member, staff member, or ISU student can sign up for this service using his or her ISU network ID and password. More than one phone number
may be added by the user, to provide ISU emergency notifications to family members or other interested parties.
Link to Rave logon page: RAVE SIGN UP
Know where to find emergency information
The ISU Home Page will have the most current information in an emergency.
Sign up for ISU today
Subscribe to ISU Today for daily news and information about events.
Emergency Planning for ISU Departments
Below is a brief summary of the planning that ISU Departments should do individually. Emergencies can occur at anytime and a well thought out,
coordinated response helps prevent personal injury, damage and reduces confusion. Careful planning can help departments handle crises and emergencies
and save lives.
General procedures for Emergency Planning:
Every department should print their building Emergency Response Plan and keep a copy in a convenient location where employees know where it is.
Action plan and train with your employees after reviewing your Plan. It is a good idea to hold a practice drill as often as necessary to keep employees prepared.
Building Coordinator and their contact information. This is the contact person for your building in the event of an emergency and will make the necessary decisions during emergencies.
Employees Should Know:
Where campus emergency phone numbers are posted
The location of fire alarm in your building
The location of fire extinguishers
Where to seek shelter when an alarm sounds or whether to leave building
Know your evacuation routes when an emergency occurs
Where Blue Light phones are located on campus (+ symbol on campus map)
Supplies and Equipment:
Departments are encouraged to keep a basic emergency supply kit. The following are essentials in an accessible location.
First aid supplies and training
Preparedness at Home:
Get a kit
Make a plan
Department of Homeland Security
Active Shooter Training
Safety at ISU
The Passing Zone ISU
Crime and Fire Log
The Daily Crime Log is available by request. Please
contact the Records Coordinator at Indiana State University Police
Department 812-237-4516 or by email request.
Request Crime Log »
The Log includes the nature, date, time, general location, and disposition of each crime. All log entries, except where
disclosure of such information is prohibited by law or such disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim,
will be open to public inspection within two business days of the initial report being made to the department or to a Campus
Any new information obtained is added to the log no later than two business days after the information becomes available, unless
there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of such information would:
- Jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual;
- Cause a suspect to flee or to evade detection;
- Result in the destruction of evidence.
The Fire Log is also available by request. Contact the Records Coordinator at Indiana State University Police
Department at 812-237-4516 or by email request.
Request Fire Log »
The Fire Log includes the nature, date, time, and general location of the fire.