Chatham University

Campus Lockdown Procedures

In case of a campus emergency, including an Active Shooter near or on-campus, the following campus protocols will be implemented based on the situation. Notifications and instructions will be distributed via the ChathamAlert emergency notification system. Click here to sign-up to receive ChathamAlert notifications »


Shelter in Place

This protocol will be implemented in case of a weather emergency, the presence of a contaminant in the environment or another event on or in the vincinity of campus that creates a heightened risk to public safety. What to do:

  1. Go to nearest building and take shelter away from windows and doors.
  2. Secure exterior doors. 
  3. Class or other business may continue to be conducted in secured areas.
  4. Do not leave the area until told to do so by Campus Police.
  5. Wait for further instructions through ChathamAlert, campus e-mail and/or the website.

Emergency Lockdown

This protocol will be implemented if gun shots are heard on or near campus, a serious crime is committed on or in the vicinity of the campus, there is police pursuit on or near the immediate campus area, or there is an event that creates a signficant risk to public safety. What to do:

  1. Go to the nearest building or office and take shelter away from windows and doors. 
  2. Secure both interior and exterior doors.
  3. Do not leave the area until directed to do so by Campus Police.
  4. Wait for further instructions through ChathamAlert, campus e-mail and/or the website.