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.

Bleeding Control Kits Locations
Assembly Points for Building Evacuations

Emergency Management Team

The HWS Emergency Management Team is directed by leadership from the Office of Campus Safety and the Office of Campus Life in coordination with core groups from across campus, including information technology, operations, facilities and communications. The team also includes an incident response group and a policy group. The team regularly participates in trainings and drills.


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.

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 Management 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/Hostile Intruder on Campus | PDF

Bomb Threat | PDF

Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation | PDF

Chemical Spill | PDF

Cold Weather Safety | PDF

Communicable Disease Outbreak | PDF

Earthquake | PDF

Evacuation | PDF

Explosion | PDF

Fire | PDF

Flood | PDF

Hazardous Weather Conditions | PDF

Heat Safety | PDF

Medical Emergency/Injuries | PDF

Natural Gas Leak | PDF

Petroleum Spill | PDF

Power Outage | PDF

Shelter-In-Place | PDF

Suspicious Mail - Biological/Explosive Agent Threat | PDF

Suspicious Person On/Near Campus | PDF

Tornado | PDF

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