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CAMPUS OUTREACH / EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAMS
Active Shooter Training - Public Safety personnel discuss with students, staff and faculty the issues surrounding an active shooter situation on a college campus. The cornerstone of this training is the "Shots Fired on Campus" DVD. This 20 minute video is also available for viewing on the Public Safety website. This training also includes an interactive classroom exercise.
Emergency Preparedness/Readiness Training - This seminar looks at the weather-related and man-made hazards that exist in Colorado and on any college campus. The discussion ranges from lightening to major accidents and includes several hands-on exercises. Recipients of this training include Residence Life and Individual departments.
Floor Coordinator Training - Public Safety personnel put campus floor coordinators through their paces. This annual training is designed to provide coordinators with additional knowledge about evacuations, sheltering in place and appropriate response to emergency situations.
For more information on campus emergency preparedness and quick reference information, visit the website at http://www.uccs.edu/pusafety/emerplan/
CAMPUS CLOSURE, DELAY, and EMERGENCY INFORMATION
Information concerning campus delays or closure is posted by the university police dispatch center. Information is available in several ways: on the Internet at http://www.flashalert.net/; by calling the campus Emergency Information Line at (719) 255-3346; via e-mail and e2campus text alerts sent out to staff, faculty, and students; and by listening to local radio and TV stations.
The primary premise for weather-related closing of UCCS is that the institution will remain open unless there is unreasonable risk or danger to a substantial number of students and employees due to unreasonably hazardous driving conditions to campus. While utmost consideration is given to conditions for travel, UCCS continues to function during inclement weather.
Given the range of institutional programs, the number of essential services provided, and the continuing needs of resident students, the university will remain open in all but the most extreme circumstances. University employees and students are urged to use their own discretion in deciding whether they can safely commute to class or to work. If personal health or safety is at issue in that decision, responsible judgment should be used.
In the event of heavy snowfall, extreme weather condition, campus emergency, a mechanical system failure or some other condition that prevents the safe operation of the campus, classes may be canceled or delayed. The authority to cancel or delay regularly scheduled classes rests with the Chancellor or the Chancellor's designee. Every attempt will be made to announce this decision by no later than 6:00 a.m. for morning and afternoon classes, or 3:00 p.m. for evening classes and activities.