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In case of any emergency, call 911

This is the K-State Police Dispatch, who will contact the proper emergency personnel.

You can download the complete K-State Emergency Management Plan (PDF, 1.84MB).

For information about how to handle various types of threats, consult the list below.

  • Emergency phone numbers

    The Office of Student Life website contains helpful information regarding campus safety for students.

  • Evacuation procedures
    • Stay calm--do not rush--do not panic.
    • Be aware of the location of the nearest exit and announce this at the beginning of the class each semester.
    • If a fire alarm sounds, or emergency personnel asks you to leave the building, you and your students must evacuate the building.
    • Gather your personal belongings if it is safe,otherwise leave as quickly as possible.
    • If safe, close doors and windows, but do not lock them.
    • Assist physically disabled individuals to a safe location and notify emergency personnel. Most buildings have an identified "Area of Rescue" located near the top landing of staircases.
    • Once outside the building, keep clear of entrances, move at least 100 feet away from the building and emergency vehicles.
  • Medical emergencies
    • Call 911 to report the emergency.
    • Do not attempt to move a person who has fallen or appears to in pain.
    • Provide first aid, if someone is ill or injured and requires immediate assistance.
    • Limit your communication with ill or injured person to quiet reassurances.
  • Fire
    • If you detect a fire, call 911, pull the fire alarm and follow Evacuation procedures.
    • If you hear a fire alarm, Follow Evacuation procedures - Do not use elevators.
    • The fire alarm in the building will not notify the fire department.
  • Tornado and severe weather
    • Go to the designated tornado shelter for the building. In most cases this is the lowest floor, in the central core of the building, and away from glass windows.
    • If you are outside when the sirens go off, seek shelter immediately. Go into the closest building and seek out the lowest floor in the center of the building.
    • Outdoor sirens will sound a steady three-minute blast when the need to take cover is necessary.
    • The university's K-State Alerts notification system will alert the campus community.
    • After the tornado has passed, report any injuries. Call 911 for ambulance and fire; call the University Police (785-532-6412) to report building damage.
  • Hazardous substance spills
    • Call 911 immediately.
    • Do not get near or touch the spilled material unless properly trained to do so.
    • Contain the spill using absorbents, if possible.
    • Clean up any small chemical spills, if you are able. The Department of Environmental Health & Safety will assist if needed.
    • Vacate the area and close the doors.
  • Explosion
    • Call 911 immediately.
    • Remain calm.
    • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious immediate danger of further injury.
    • Open doors carefully and watch for falling debris - follow evacuation procedures - Do not use elevators.
  • Criminal activity
    • If you observe or suspect criminal activity call the University Police Department at (785) 532-6412.
    • Do not confront the subject.
    • If you want to remain anonymous, you can use the Silent Witness program via the K-State Police Web Site.
  • Active shooter
    • Call 911 if safe to do so.
    • Remain calm and keep out of plain sight.
    • Do not put yourself in harms way.
    • If you can do so safely, inform building occupants, then lock doors, block windows and close blinds.
    • Seek protective cover.
    • Place signs in exterior windows to identify your location.
    • Stay in place until Police clear the building.
  • Terroristic threat
    • Call 911 immediately.
    • Remain calm.
    • If you can do so safely, inform building occupants.
    • Provide a list of all people who were in the room or area.
  • Bomb threat
    • If you receive a phone call or a note warning of a bomb, take it seriously and call 911 immediately.
    • Evacuate the building.
    • Remain Calm. It is rare that a bomb threat caller does not give notice in ample time to insure safety of building occupants.
    • Listen intently for voice or speech peculiarities and for background noises because this information can aid in later investigations.
    • Record immediately the date and exact time the call is received.
    • Try to engage the caller in extended conversation and try to ask:
      • Exactly where did you place the bomb?
      • What time is it set to go off?
      • What does the bomb look like?
      • What kind of explosive did you use, dynamite, black powder, TNT, plastic?
      • How will the bomb be set off; by time mechanism, oxidizing agent, heat, movement?
      • Why did you place the bomb in this building?
      • May I have your name?
  • Suspicious package
    • Call 911 immediately.
    • Do not handle the suspicious package.
    • Follow Evacuation Procedures
  • Behavior problems
    • If threat of harm or violence is imminent, call 911.
    • Workplace Violence
      • Notify the Director of Human Resources, (785) 532-6277, of any threats you have witnessed or received.
      • Report any behavior you regard as threatening or violent when that behavior is job related or might be carried out on state-owned or leased property or in connection with state employment.
    • Mental Health Emergency
      • Faculty, staff and student employees with problems are encouraged to contact the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at (785) 532-6818.
      • Students. K-State Counseling Services and the Office of Student Life provide support for students with mental health problems.
      • If a student indicates a risk of harm to self or others, call 911 for immediate assistance.
      • In the case of emotional/behavioral distress, student can access therapy and other supportive resources at Counseling Services, (785) 532-6927.
      • Student Life can provide assistance when mental health problems affect a student's academic or personal life. Contact Student Life at (785) 532-6432.