In accordance with The Jeanne Clery Act, SBU established a “Timely Warning Policy” in the form of the a “Policy Statement” and the “Timely Warning Matrix
” for all members of the campus community. In disclosing this information we address who is responsible for initiating the warnings, what communications means will be used to provide the notification, when the notifications will be given and for what scenario that they will be given for. SBU utilizes overlapping means of communication in case one method fails or malfunctions when executing its “Timely Warning Policy”.
We will immediately notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus. An “immediate” threat as used here encompasses an imminent or impending threat, such as an approaching forest fire, as well as a fire currently raging in one of our buildings. Confirmation means that an SBU official (or officials) have verified that a legitimate emergency or dangerous situation exists. Confirmation doesn’t necessarily mean that all of the pertinent details are known or even available. Some other examples of significant emergencies or dangerous situations are listed in the attached Matrix.
The SBU Emergency Plan contains all of the specific emergency response procedures and describe them in a manner that lets the campus community and others know what we will do and who or what office or organization will be responsible for each step along the way. This plan is available to all members of the Campus Community. The plan also provides information about how to report an emergency.