1.16.8 Proximity Threats

Vice President of Business Affairs

Office of Environmental, Health, Safety & Hazardous Waste

Posted On: July 31, 2013 |


  1. To define appropriate actions and responses to proximity threats that may occur near the University campus.


  1. Proximity threats are those threats that occur near the University and can cause damage to property at the University or injury/death to people on the University campus  
    1.   Examples of proximity threats include, but are not limit to:
      1.   Highway disasters
      2.   Aircraft disasters
      3.   Chemical plant disasters, and, or,
      4.   Terrorists threats such as:
        1.   Biological weapons
        2.   Bomb scares/bombings
        3.   Chemical attacks
        4.   Cyber attacks
        5.   Nuclear weapons
        6.   Suspicious mail


  1. It is the responsibility of any person that sees or has knowledge of such a threat to contact the University Police as soon as possible.
  2.   University Police may call upon the University’s Crisis Response team to assist in the assessment and response to the threat, as needed.
    1.   Team members include:
      1.  University President
      2.  University Police Chief
      3.  Investigator University Police
      4. Vice President of Student Affairs
      5. Vice President ofAcademics
      6. Vice President of Business Affairs
      7. Dean of Student
      8. Director of Facilities and Plant Operations
      9. Director Public Information and Communications
      10. Chief Information and Technology Officer
      11. Academic Deans
      12. Environmental Health, Safety and Hazardous Waste Officer.
      13. Physical Plant Manager

Response Actions

  1.   University Police will notify the appropriate local, state, federal authorities.
  2.   Working with local, state, federal personnel, University personnel will use applicable emergency response procedures as dictated by the type of incident.
  3.   Campus personnel will be kept informed of the incident and how they are to respond (shelter-in-place or evacuate) via the OneCall Emergency Notification System, e-mail, phone ring-down, or emergency speaker system.

Document Details

Issue Date: 06/03/09
Review Date: 03/15/2021
Revision NO: 0.0
Revision Date: 3/15/2019
Revision Note: Revisions to titles of responsible individuals only.