Campus Security - Terrorism

The very nature of terrorism in the furtherance of political or social objectives, suggests there will be little or no warning. A terrorist strike on a college campus will likely be limited in scope and may include suicide bombing, other explosive or incendiary devices, or release or chemical or biological agents.

More than one person may be involved and several incidents may occur simultaneously.

  • Report any suspicious persons, behaviors, or unusual activities outside the normal routines of your workplace by calling 911 or Campus Security at Ext. 3310
  • Possible suicide bomber indicators- A.L.E.R.T:
  • Alone and nervous
  • Loose and/or bulk clothing that may not fit the weather conditions
  • Exposed wires, possibly through a sleeve
  • Rigid midsection that may be explosive device or rifle
  • Tightened hands that may hold detonation device


  • If an explosion is seen or heard, follow the guidelines listed under bomb/explosion
  • Be aware of the possibility of a second explosion
  • If there is an unusual odor or visible cloud, especially in the enclosed area:
  • Evacuate the area immediately
  • Call 911
  • Get outside to fresh air and seek medical help
  • If there is a physical reaction such as tearing, coughing, difficulty breathing, or sudden nausea do not attempt to rescue persons who collapse or become unconscious. You cannot help others until you know what you are facing.


  • If you discover any suspicious device, package, envelope, container, backpack, or other object:
  • Do not approach or touch the object. Note the description and the exact location of the object and report this as accurately as possible.
  • Evacuate the immediate area and do not allow others to enter
  • Call 911