Emergency Planning and Preparedness
At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, safety is our top priority. To mitigate the impact of natural and human-caused hazardous events, the Office of Campus Safety works collaboratively with the HWS Emergency Response Team and our local emergency service providers to plan and prepare appropriately. In addition to our comprehensive emergency planning process, we employ staff training, effective communication methods and ongoing incident-specific exercises to safeguard our campus community.
At the Colleges, safety is a shared responsibility. We encourage all members of our campus community to review our Emergency Action Plans (links below) and be aware of the emergency and safety procedures on campus.
Emergency Action Plans (EAPs)
Active Shooter Training Video
To view an instructional video on what to do in the event of an active shooter situation, please play below or visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcSwejU2D0
Do not hesitate to contact Campus Safety if you need assistance.
- Emergency assistance (on campus dial ext. 3333, cell phone on campus dial (315) 781-3333, off campus dial 911).
- For non-emergency assistance dial (315) 781-3000.
In the event it becomes necessary to notify the HWS community of an imminent emergency on campus, notification will be sent using the Everbridge Mass Notification System. Brief and immediate instructions will be given through the Everbridge system when we use it. All other non-imminent communication will be disseminated through the HWS e-mail system and via the Colleges' Twitter account.
To ensure that Everbridge has the correct contact information for emergency notification, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to update their PeopleSoft accounts.