This quick reference guide is designed to provide you with suggested responses to various situations based on best practices established by reputable university and non-university organizations and entities. This information is only to be used as a guide. Situational judgment is always necessary.

Top 3 Emergency Tips

  • Common Sense: Good judgment and logic lead to good decisions
  • Stay Calm: Panic only leads to confusion and inactivity
  • Call 911; do not hesitate

Emergency Procedures

  • Activate the nearest fire pull alarm
  • Evacuate the building at the nearest exit; notify and help others on your way out if you are able and willing
  • Close doors as you leave
  • DO NOT use the elevator
  • DO NOT reenter the building
Weather Emergency
  • Seek a sturdy shelter
  • DO NOT attempt to leave a sheltered area to navigate through a storm
  • Visit the ESU website for more information
Suspicious Person
  • Note specific characteristics of the person
  • Notify police
  • DO NOT attempt to confront, stop or apprehend the person
Bomb Threat

If you receive a telephoned bomb threat: Record the exact time the threat was received and exact words of the person making the threat. Ask the person making the threat these questions:

  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb?
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • What does it look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What will cause it to explode? Why?
  • Where are you calling from?
  • What is your address?
  • What is your name?
Hostile Intruder

If you see or are informed of an active shooter situation via text message or other communication:

  • Evacuate if safe to do so
  • If not safe to evacuate, move immediately to a secure room; close/lock/barricade the door
  • Turn off lights, stay away from windows and remain calm and quiet
  • DO NOT open the doors or windows to see "what's going on"
  • DO NOT open the door to anyone except police
  • Only contact police if you have valuable information
  • Seek further information via web, telephone, text message, etc.
  • Use common sense
Suspicious Object
  • DO NOT touch or disturb the object
  • Evacuate the area and notify others on your way out
  • Call 911
Sick or Injured Persons
  • Determine the basic nature of the sickness or injury
  • Notify police immediately
  • Stay with the patient until police arrive

Contact Us

ESU is committed to providing our students, staff and faculty with services that enhance the safety and security of our campus community. For assistance with registering, maintaining or removing an account with e2Campus, please contact (570) 422-3064. For emergencies please dial 911.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Hemlock Suites Smith Street, Ground Floor
(570) 422-3064
(570) 422-3677 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Interim Chief of Police & Director of Campus Safety
Ralph Elick