2020-2021 Faculty Handbook

Hostage Crisis

In the event that the campus is involved in a hostage crisis, the ability to act appropriately will be crucial in protecting the safety of students, faculty, and staff. Those on campus not directly involved in the crisis should follow the Shelter-in-Place procedures, previous section. As a hostage, you should follow these guidelines.

  • Obey terrorist orders.

  • Be courteous and polite.

  • Do not debate, argue, or discuss political issues.

  • Speak in a normal voice; do  not whisper or raise your voice.

  • Avoid abrupt movements and remain in view.

  • Stay away from windows, doors and captors.

  • Do not discuss possible retaliatory/rescue actions.

  • Inform captors of medical conditions/special disabilities.

  • Do not panic, remain calm.