Crisis Management Plan

Campus Crisis Management Team

Title

Telephone Number

President 903-693-1142
Vice President of Fiscal Services 903-693-2023
Vice President of Instruction 903-693-2028
Vice President of Student Services 903-693-2055
Director of Institutional Advancement 903-693-2044
Director of Facilities  903-693-1113
Director of Administrative Services/Human Resources 903-693-2021
Police Department Representative/Safety Coordinator 903-693-1112

Fire/Alarm Procedures

To report an emergency, call (911) and (903-693-1100)

Fire Alarm:

If you hear a fire alarm:

  • Turn off electrical equipment.
  • Close doors against fires.
  • Do NOT use elevators.
  • CALMLY evacuate to an open area approximately 100 yards upwind away from the affected building.

If you discover a fire:

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station.
  • Call 911 and notify Campus Police (903-693-1100).
  • Notify others in the area.
  • CALMLY evacuate to an open area approximately 100 yards upwind from the affected building.

Identifying Crisis Behaviors

There are three types of crisis behaviors:

  1. Inappropriate campus behavior
  2. Medical emergencies
  3. Psychological emergencies

Inappropriate Behavior on Campus

Definition: a behavior which may result in personal or property damage and/or is a threat to stability and continuance of normal college or college-sponsored activities.

Behaviors:

  • Non-acceptance of classroom norms
  • Defiance - expression of hatred and aggressive verbal and/or physical behavior
  • Direct verbal and/or physical attack
  • Chronic fabrications and deceptions
  • Students fondling each other
  • Harassment of students or employees
  • Possession of a weapon, alcohol, or drugs.
  • Criminal activity

Medical Emergencies

Definition: a physical condition which would require the attention of a medical professional

Physical conditions:

  • Serious physical injury
  • Bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Burns
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Fainting
  • Disorientation

Psychological Emergencies

Definition: a temporary inability to cope with a life problem, usually accompanied by a high degree of emotional upset

Behaviors:

  • Unable to assume responsibility for self
  • A highly emotional state, panic, or anxiety
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Mental confusion/disorientation
  • Complete withdrawal
  • Statements of hopelessness, helplessness, or defeat
  • Signs of extreme stress
  • Signs of extreme apathy
  • Verbal or written communication that suicide is being considered

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