Director of Campus Safety
VP for Student Development
April 1, 1966
University of Texas
16 killed, 31
November 1, 1991
University of Iowa
5 killed, 2 wounded
April 16, 2007
33 killed, 24 wounded
Keuka Park, NY
# Victims: Unknown
o Policy guidance (when and how)
- Shelter in place
- “Run, Hide Fight” video
o The New Nixle
- New Nixle elements
- Mandatory subscription w/opt out
- How to subscribe to Nixle
o New emergency communication
methods in addition to Nixle
Dr. James Blackburn, VP of Student Development
Dr. Tracy McFarland, AVP of Student Development
Patrick Reape, Director of Housing & Residence Life
Patrick Kasnick, Director of Campus Safety
Eric Detar, College Chaplain & Director of the
Center for Spiritual Life
•A "Lockdown" is the temporary sheltering
technique, e.g. 30 minutes to several hours,
utilized to limit civilian exposure to an
"Active Shooter" or similar incident.
•Occupants of any building within the
subject area will lock all doors and
windows, not allowing entry or exit to
anyone until the “All Clear” has been
•This procedure converts any building into
a large "Safe Room".
Initiation of a Lockdown
1. Risk Assessment
3. Order will be given to "Lockdown"
either specific areas of campus, or
the entire campus.
4. Official Notice over the Nixle system,
as well as any other appropriate,
supplementary means of
Persons out-of-doors should seek
immediate cover and concealment by
using trees, mailboxes, walls, vehicles,
fire hydrants or trash cans, etc.
Persons should then await instructions,
given via public address or Nixle,
concerning movement to an alternative
shelter, or shelter-in-place.
Shelter - in - Place
Shelter-in-Place is an emergency procedure for people
affected by a chemical accident, chemical attack, or
other contaminated environment situations.
Immediate shelter in a readily accessible location, such as
a small room, sealing it from outside contaminants, and
shutting off all HVAC systems.
Depending on the exact situation, everyone within a
specific distance of the incident may be ordered to shelterin-place. People within a closer range may be ordered to
evacuate while everyone else shelters in place.
Sheltering-in-place generally is used only for a short period
In the event of a campus emergency
that may require evacuation, an
assessment will be made about the
severity of the situation and appropriate
If the situation is deemed an evacuation
emergency, orders will be given to
initiate the building evacuation process.
Students, faculty and staff exit buildings
according to established evacuation
policy as conducted in campus practice
Persons wait at the designated meeting
location (for short-term evacuations) for
further instructions and directions.
• Initial Residence Hall meetings
• evacuation drills
• educational sessions throughout the year.
Faculty and staff
• campus evacuation drills
• educational sessions (Community Day)
• published information distributed
throughout the year.
Nixle messaging is now administered exclusively
from within Keuka College (KC), resulting in:
o Consistent message receipt (unless you have
opted out, you will receive a message);
o Unambiguous and directive messages;
o No routine or “spam” messages;
o Timely updates or message cancellations;
o Improved interface and coordination
between Yates County Sheriff’s Office and
Student Affairs On-Call Staff are now responsible
for Nixle message delivery.
o On-Call staff will have a pre-programmed
and dedicated “Carry Anywhere” i-Pad to
use for messaging in the event they are
away from their office.
o Text and email messages are pre-scripted
but allow for editing.
o New policies and procedures will minimize
delays in message generation.
All students, faculty and staff will be
o Able to access personal account and
select or de-select preferences.
o There is an “opt out” procedure.
Trustees, parents and others can
o Go to www.keuka.edu
o Click on Register for Emergency Alerts
o Fill in the info
• Ball Hall P.A. – live broadcasts using
• Dedicated emergency information
hotline. (looking for a name for this, e.g.
• Keuka TV -- scripted, rolling, banner
• Plasma screens with scripted messaging.
• Campus Safety patrol vehicle P.A. system
-- where circumstances make this
Drills & Practices