Here is a model of an emergency statement to be included in your syllabus:
“In the event of an emergency arising within the classroom setting, the professor/instructor will notify the students of actions that may be required to ensure their safety. It is the responsibility of each student to understand the evacuation or “shelter-in-place” guidelines posted in each facility and to act in a safe manner.
If an evacuation is ordered, please ensure that you do it in a safe manner and facilitate those around you that may not otherwise be able to safely leave. You are allowed to maintain cellular devices in a silent mode during this course, in order to receive emergency messages distributed by the university. When a student receives such a notification or observes an emergency situation, they should immediately bring it to the attention of the professor/instructor in a way that least alarms your fellow students."
Check out this article for more information on syllabus basics.
The Michigan State University Police Department is responsible for developing and distributing Timely Warning and Emergency Notification messages. These messages are intended to warn the community about certain crimes and notify it of potentially dangerous situations on or near campus. These messages inform community members about incidents that may pose an ongoing threat and provide information to promote safety and prevent similar crimes. The decision to issue a Timely Warning or Emergency Notification is based on a variety of factors.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (or Clery Act) is intended to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete and timely information about safety on campus. One of the mandates of the Act is to provide these Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications to the campus community. These warnings and notifications can be delivered via three main platforms: voice messages to phones, e-mail and SMS text messaging.
Students and families can learn more, and access the ALERT portal at alert.msu.edu.
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