To report an emergency call 911, then security at (812) 535-6200.
On campus, dial extension 6200.
Non-emergency phone number: (812) 535-5253.
On campus, dial extension 5253.
Emergency text message and email notification system.
- Sign up for e2campus through the link in Desire 2 Learn.
- Manage your e2campus communication preferences.
Quickly access this page using the following address: http://www.smwc.edu/911
To Report a Fire
- Pull the fire alarm located at the end of each hallway. Note: Residents should acquaint themselves with the locations of these alarm boxes.
- Call 911 and tell them the exact location of the fire.
- Call Security at ext. 6200
Alarms will be sounded and the building is to be evacuated totally. If weather conditions or time warrant, occupants will be sent to another building.
- If you are in a room close the window
- If there is smoke use a wet towel to breathe
- Leave the room and close the door
- Use stairwells, do not use the elevator
- If the fire is outside the door remain in the room near the window so that firemen can locate you
Each building has a fire panel that indicates the location of the alarm or detector that has been triggered. Security will go to the indicated location to verify that there is indeed a fire and if a dangerous situation is present the fire department will be notified.
No one will be allowed to reenter the building until the fire department gives the all clear sign to Security.
Security and emergency responders will notify occupants if a tornado warning has been received from the National Weather service.
- Occupants will be directed by Security, resident assistants or staff members to the lowest and centermost floor of a building.
- Keep persons away from windows and do not let anyone exit the building until the danger has passed and the all clear has been given by Security
If an ambulance is needed dial 911 and identify yourself and your specific location on campus.
- Call Security (x6200) and inform them that you have called an ambulance so that they can assist in directing the response team.
- If it is a student that has suffered an injury the resident assistant on call should be informed.
- If it is a staff or faculty member the Director of Human Resources should be notified.
If an earthquake should occur, individuals should follow these instructions:
- Stay calm and assess your situation; if you are inside, stay inside; if you are outside, stay outside.
- If indoors, take cover under a heavy desk, table, in a supported doorway, or along an inside wall. Do not exit the room, hall, or building until after the shaking has stopped.
- If outside, stay away from buildings and utility wires.
- Do not use candles or open flames.
- If in a moving vehicle, stop as quickly as possible and stay in the vehicle until the shaking stops.
After the shaking has subsided, persons should exit the building/vehicle and seek medical care if necessary. Please be aware that additional tremors are likely.
- Notify Security immediately of the specific location of the armed individual.
- Do not approach the person and keep yourself and others away from the area until you receive instructions from Security or law enforcement officials.
Officials of the College in consultation with Security and local law enforcement will determine the need to lock down a facility or evacuate the building.
- If a building is locked down and secured, Security and designated College personnel will give directives to those in the building in question.
- An email marked urgent and a campus-wide voicemail will be sent informing the community of the necessary steps to take to prevent interaction with the intruder and/or law enforcement.
In the event that a bomb threat has been received the fire alarm in the targeted building(s) will be activated:
- Occupants will be directed to evacuate the building
- Law enforcement will be contacted
- Occupants may be directed to another building for shelter until the threat has been neutralized
If you are the victim of a sexual assault, protect yourself using whatever means necessary.
- Upon escaping Call 911
- Contact Security or a resident assistant and give as much information as possible about the attacker.
- Security will call local law enforcement and will seek medical treatment for anyone injured.
- Notify Security and the Title IX Coordinator (Judy Tribble, (812) 535-5255, Main Floor, Rooney Library) if you witness or receive information that a sexual assault has occurred.
Harassment Free Environment Policy (includes information on how to file a complaint when you have been sexually assaulted or harassed)
Notify Security and the Dean of Students if a student has been missing from campus for 24 hours and no one has been able to make contact with the person.
- If a death occurs on campus, notify Security immediately.
- If notification of a death is received from an external source the following persons are to be contacted: Vice President for Student Life, Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President.
If you receive information from a family member you are to notify the vice president for Student Life or the vice president for Academic Affairs. Often the family member wants some staff person to inform the student of the news or at least wants someone to be with the student when she receives the news. The Campus Life staff including the RA and the RCA (cover-call staff) will follow-up for support.