Emergency Procedures

Housing and Residence Life is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of its residents. This section of the website was designed to help students better evaluate, prepare, respond and recover from emergency situations. When necessary HRL will notify residents via email and social media (i.e., when severe weather may impact campus).

This information is intended for staff and residents.  The quick reference provides essential information in regards to emergency situations that could arise in housing.  For more detailed emergency information, please visit the University's Emergency Information website.

Reporting Emergencies

  • The quickest, easiest way to obtain help for any emergency is to call Public Safety at 812-492-7777.
  • Stay calm and carefully explain the problem and location.

Emergency Preparedness

A resource for emergency preparedness is ready.gov.  Ready educates people on how to prepare and respond to various emergency situations.

Ready recommends the following for a basic disaster supplies kit: 

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Campus Safety 

Simple safety tips to protect yourself and your valuables.

  • Don't leave your door unlocked.
  • Don't give your apartment key or suite key card to another person.
  • Don't prop doors open.
  • Don't let others follow in behind you when entering a residence hall.
  • When leaving housing for breaks, don't leave valuables in your apartment or residence hall.
  • When packing up to move out, don't leave valuables in your vehicle.

For more safety tips, visit Public Safety's website.

Be Careful. Be Aware. Be Safe.


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