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Lock Down

A “Lock Down” of the Binghamton University campus is not a reasonable expectation for students, staff, faculty, or emergency responders. The large campus contains thousands of occupants, over 85 buildings and is the size of many local municipalities. There is no quick or effective method of locking all doors and/or moving the entire campus community to a secure location.

Upon the recommendation of public safety officials, or when there is a significant security concern, the university will make every reasonable attempt to immediately increase security on campus. At the same time emergency personnel are responding to the emergency situation, the following actions may occur at the discretion of public safety officials:

If you receive an official emergency communication notifying you of a hazardous situation where you must take immediate action to protect yourself, stay as calm as possible and follow these procedures:

First, ensure your own safety

Only you will be able to determine the safest course of action that should be taken:

Notify University Police

Assist others

If you know where the intruder (or source of the security threat) is, contact University Police immediately.

When the security threat is over, uniformed university police officers will move through the entire area and notify everyone that the threat is gone.

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Last Updated: 7/16/12