Emergency Information.


Emergency Information

In the event of an emergency, the campus community will be notified through a variety of mechanisms including web, email and voicemail. The Drew homepage will broadcast an alert and direct users to this emergency page outlining the University’s response.

Emergency Alert Terminology

At times emergency alerts may include specific terminology related to community action. Please familiarize yourself with the following guidelines to assist you with making personal decisions on your best course of action.

Shelter in place. Students and staff to remain indoors, perhaps for an extended period of time, as it is deemed safer staying inside the building than walking around campus. Depending on the threat or hazard, students and staff may be required to move to rooms that can be sealed (such as in the event of a chemical or biological hazard) or without windows, or to a weather shelter (such as in the event of a tornado). Await further instructions; do not leave until an “all clear” alert is received.

Lockdown. Used to secure school buildings and grounds during incidents that pose an immediate threat of violence in or around the school. Lock doors, turn off lights. Await further instructions; do not leave until an “all clear” alert is received.

Evacuation. Proceed through safest, nearest exit; if you are able, assist individuals with special needs, don’t use elevators, know the meeting area for your exit, and the last person out of room close the door. Alert responders to missing people, and call 973-408-4444 or 911 for assistance.