Watch the video above to learn evidence-based strategies for surviving an active shooter event.
The safety of the Towson University community during an emergency is predicated on detailed plans as well as awareness of those plans. Students, faculty, staff and visitors will be better prepared in an emergency if they know how the university will respond, where they can find information and what they should do.
In the event of a campus emergency or a weather-related early closing, all-day closing or delayed opening, announcements will be made through the following communication channels:
The university provides useful tips for responding safely and effectively in emergency situations. All members of the campus community are encouraged to view the videos below and print, complete, and store the Emergency Pocket Guide and Emergency Resources Guide in accessible locations. Taking these small steps can help to ensure your safety in emergency situations.
The Office of Emergency Preparedness hosts Active Shooter Response Training for students, faculty and staff. The course provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. It is designed and built on an "avoid, deny and defend" strategy developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT).
The course is approximately one hour long and available monthly. Daytime classes are held in Administration Building Room 120. Evening classes meet in Public Safety Building Room 102. Register for the course online.
MAKE IT training is a follow up course offered to students, faculty and staff immediately after Active Shooter Response Training. The course trains civilians how to treat themselves and others while waiting for help following an active shooter event. You will learn to identify life-threatening injuries and learn ways to treat them without medical equipment.
Daytime classes are held in Administration Building Room 120. Evening classes meet in Public Safety Building Room 102. Register for the course online.