Notice: Today's Campus Exercise To Test Attack Readiness

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Today, at 9 a.m., our University Police Department and members of the university leadership team will be participating in a "tabletop exercise" as a means of discussing and fine-tuning our response to a potential active attacker situation. Approximately ten local agencies (police and other emergency responders) will be attending the exercise. We wanted to alert you to their presence on campus to avoid any undue concern. These responders will not engage their emergency lights or sirens as they arrive on campus and will be located primarily in the Trask Coliseum and Alderman Hall (Lot B) parking lots. There will be no other impacts to campus activities. We will be informing the public via social media, our homepage, and media outreach, and we will remind you of this exercise before it begins on Thursday morning. 
In mid-August, we will be participating in a full-scale active attacker exercise, which will again involve various local emergency responders; more information will follow in the coming weeks. This exercise will be conducted before classes resume in an effort to minimize disruption for students and employees. You can learn more about what a tabletop exercise and full-scale exercise involve here.
If you are interested in volunteering for the August exercise, or if you have any questions about the tabletop exercise or full-scale exercise, please contact Major Christian Bertram at Thank you for your attention.