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Please take a few moments to review this material and become familiar with it. It will prove invaluable should an emergency situation arise.
Emergency Response Plan
The University’s Emergency Response Plan provides campus administrators with
guidelines on how to respond to various types of emergencies. In the
event of an emergency, it is important that all students carefully
follow instructions given by faculty and staff. If you receive a campus
alert system text message, follow the instructions included in it
immediately. Below are brief guidelines for various types of emergency situations.
Criminal or Health Emergency
In the case of a criminal or health emergency, immediately dial 9, then 911 from any campus phone. Note that if you are calling 911 from on campus, you will need to provide the service address, not the University's main address, in order for emergency personnel to locate you easily and quickly. Click here
to view a list of service addresses on campus. When you call 911, calmly describe for the operator the location, the situation and the need. Then follow the procedures listed below.
In case of suspicious activity or some other need for security assistance, call an on-duty security guard at the appropriate number listed below:
- Main Campus (West Point, Ga.): 404-232-5420.
- Point Living Community (Valley, Ala.): 706-457-2832
- East Point off-site location (East Point, Ga.): 678-410-1955
Calmly describe the location, the situation and the need. If you are a student, you should then notify the appropriate head resident. If you are an employee, you should then notify your immediate supervisor.
Evacuation of Buildings
In case of a fire drill, an actual fire or another emergency requiring the evacuation of a building, an alarm will sound and everyone should leave as quickly and quietly as possible by the appropriate exit. (Appropriate exits are posted on the back of all residence hall room doors.) After evacuating the building, you should wait at least 100 feet away until you are notified that you may re-enter.
Fire drills will be held periodically. If you are in a residence hall, close your window; leave the light on and the door open when you leave. Designated students will check your room and close the door.
Pandemic Flu or Other Widespread Illness
If you begin to feel sick from flu-like symptoms, you should discontinue regular activities and seek advice from your health care provider or from the campus clinic. Resident students who begin to feel sick from such symptoms should also notify their hall's Campus Life Ministers (CLMs). Your health care provider can run tests to determine whether or not it is H1N1 (swine) flu, seasonal flu or another illness.
If a student, faculty or staff member is confirmed to be suffering from a pandemic illness like H1N1 (swine) flu, the campus will be notified via e-mail and the Campus Alert System
and advised on further action.
Thefts or Loss of Property
Thefts, loss of property, or any other incidents involving the safety or security of the students or the University should be reported to the Campus Safety Office immediately, and to your CLM or head resident if you live in campus housing.
Tornado drills will be held periodically. Gather in the interior hall on the ground floor of the building. Be sure that doors are closed and that you are not near any windows. Residents of Head Hall should go to the lounges and interior hallways of the ground floor. Residents of Dodson should go into the hallway. Residents of Roberts Hall should move to the ground floor hallway. Residents of Gilbert Hall should gather in the two downstairs apartments, away from the windows. Those in Alumni Hall should go to the ground level interior restrooms. Those who are in Westside Chapel should gather in the ground-floor hallways. Those in the Hathcock Center should move into the interior hallways of the building. If time permits, those in Burns Hall, the Administration Building and Old Main may have access to the basement.
The head residents of each residence hall will post educational material each year concerning sexual assault. During an annual security seminar, the issue of sexual assault will be addressed. If you have been assaulted in any way, get to a safe place and then call campus security at 706-457-2832 (or 678-410-1955 for our East Point off-site location).