LCU maintains an Emergency Management plan that outlines LCU’s approach to emergency operations. It provides general guidance for emergency management activities and an overview of our methods of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The plan describes our emergency response organization and assigns responsibilities for various emergency tasks. This plan is intended to provide a framework for more specific functional annexes that describe in more detail who does what, when, and how. This plan applies to all students, staff, faculty and departments. The primary audience for the document includes our Emergency Operations Planning Team and other University officials, the emergency management staff, department heads and their senior staff members, leaders of local volunteer organizations that support emergency operations, and others who may participate in our mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
University Emergency Notification System- (LCUAlert)
In the event of an emergency (including weather and safety alerts), LCU will utilized a number of communication tools and strategies to communicate with the campus community. Depending upon the nature of the announcement, any or all of the following methods may be used:
- Text messaging, voice call & e-mail alert system (e2campus)- e-mail sign up is automatic, but students are encouraged to update their information on LCU Self-Serve as it changes
- Campus wide phone/intercom messages
- Chaplink Security Alert Information Updates
Active Shooter Event
In the event of an active shooter event, remember the 3D technique:
- DISTANCE- Distance yourself or evacuate if there is a safe path
- Evacuate regardless of consensus
- Leave belongings behind
- Help others escape if possible
- Do not attempt to move wounded people
- DISAPPEAR- Disappear from the view of the shooter
- Lock/Barricade doors to the best of your ability
- Silence your phone
- Remain quiet
- DIAL-Call 911
- Remain calm
- Give the operator all information possible
- If unsafe to speak, leave the line open
If a bomb this called in to your area:
- Remain Calm
- Listen to the caller’s exact words and instructions
- Check the caller ID for a number of the caller
- Keep the caller on the line and discretely ask someone else to call 911 with the information
- Remember any unusual or identifying characteristics of the caller
In case of a fire, be prepared by knowing the location of exits and extinguishers
- If you witness a minor fire, call security at (806) 796-8918. If you are confident that the fire is controllable, direct the extinguisher toward the base of the flame and sweep side to side.
- If you witness a major fire:
- Pull the fire alarm
- Evacuate the building
- Call Security at (806)796-8918
A psychological crisis occurs when an individual is threatening harm to himself/herself or to others or is out of touch with reality.
- Call LCU Security at 806-796-8918 stating that you have an emergency
- Try to keep the person calm and within your vision until assistance arrives
- Maintain your own personal safety if you feel the situation is dangerous
- If there are obvious medical complications, call 911 and then LCU Security
In the event of a Tornado or Severe Weather emergency, LCU Security will issue an alert through LCUAlert. If on campus you will be directed to take cover in a safe area on campus.
- The safest place to be is an underground shelter, basement or safe room
- If no underground shelter or safe room is available, take cover in a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of shelter in place building
- If you are outside or in a building not recommended as a shelter in place building, quickly walk to a shelter in place building.
As situations and emergencies arise, often in an unpredictable manner, LCU recommends that you use caution and judgment regarding your personal safety.