Emergency Procedures

The Department of Campus Safety is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all Sweet Briar students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Sweet Briar has a well-developed Emergency Management Program. All threats to our community can be divided into two categories, those that require immediate evacuation of buildings and those that require seeking shelter within the buildings.

Evacuation of buildings will be signaled by activation of fire alarms or mass notifications. The assembly locations have been predetermined and are practiced during evacuation exercises each year.

In the event an emergency occurs that dictates safety be sought within College buildings, appropriate information will be announced over Department of Campus Safety patrol vehicle public address systems and portable public address systems throughout the community. The announcement will be preceded by a siren alert tone. All students, faculty and staff will be instructed to remain within their classrooms, office areas, residences or other indoor locations. Additional updated instructions will be made available to all community members via mass email, voice mail and the Sweet Briar website.