and Emergency Procedures for Visitors
- Be aware and alert.
- Watch for and report unusual circumstances or behaviors such as:
- People who appear out of place or “casing the area.”
- People who seem unusually distracted, have a dazed appearance, are openly agitated, nervous or hostile.
- Packages, backpacks, etc., that seem to be abandoned or are noticeably out of place.
- Vehicles that are parked in restricted or unusual areas or appear to be abandoned.
- Note emergency exits whenever entering campus buildings.
- In the event of a campus emergency, remain calm. Use common sense and assist others, as necessary, without endangering yourself.
- Contact the nearest MU staff or faculty member for information, instructions or assistance. Follow the directions of staff in authority, such as police, ushers or game personnel.
- Evacuate buildings immediately if requested by authorities, upon hearing an alarm or when you sense that remaining inside might be dangerous.
- In emergencies, do not use the MU telephone system except to report an emergency situation.
- Do not use elevators.
- Do not risk your life or the lives of others by re-entering a building to save personal or university property.
- Do not cross police barriers without permission.
- Do not exceed your training or knowledge in attempting to provide first aid.
- Use your cellular phone because the university phone services might be down or overloaded.
- Contact a family member or a friend to let them know you’re safe once you have reached a secure location.
- Tune in to a local media outlet or visit the MU Alert website and the MU News Bureau for information regarding emergencies on campus.
- Visitors can sign up for MU Alerts in two ways.
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