Encountering an active threat on campus remains remote, however we encourage members of the campus community to review the following guidelines in the event ofan emergency.
An active threat is any incident where there is an immediate threat or imminent danger to the campus community, this includes a shooter or a hostage situation.
Taking time to review these guidelines now will increase your ability to respond should an emergency arise. What to do if:
If the only exit is through a window, consider the consequences of the fall:
If you are in a crowded room and the threat is shooting, “play dead” or quietly crawl to safety.
If you are with a group, as an action of last resort, you might choose to take the offense:
If you are interested in training on this topic for your office or group, contact Sgt. Steven Eramo of the UMass Lowell PD at 978-934-4207 or at Steven_Eramo@uml.edu.