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Miller Hall

Phone: 304.876.5172
Fax: 304.876-5150

Safety and Security

Safety and Security - Emergency Protocols


When the fire alarm sounds in your building proceed to the nearest exit or follow posted emergency exit plans. Proceed to a designated assembly area as indicated by a Residence Life staff member. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrant areas, and walkways clear for emergency response vehicles and personnel.


Residence Life addresses fire safety for its residents through regular maintenance, routine fire drills, and educational programs. Each residence hall conducts regular fire drills for all residents; these drills provide an opportunity to ensure that fire warning systems are functioning properly and that residents know the appropriate evacuation routes. In addition to these fire drills, residence hall staff conduct weekly checks of all fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment, ensuring that these lifesaving tools are fully charged and functional.

In case of fire:


For medical or mental health emergencies, students are strongly encouraged to call 9-911 immediately for emergency transport services, and then notify a residence hall staff member for support. Residence Life staff are trained to follow strict protocols in emergency situations. Due to liability and insurance limitations, please note that providers from the campus Health Services are not able to respond to medical emergencies outside of the Health Services facility. In cases where a student’s life may be in danger, staff of Residence Life or a Shepherd University Police Officer may contact individuals listed on the student’s emergency contact information card. Please note that Shepherd University is not responsible for the costs of any emergency transport services or medical care incurred by a student.


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