In the event of an emergency or a dangerous situation that poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or employees, an emergency notification will be issued. The Campus Security Office will be primarily responsible for confirming a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus through victim/witness reports, officer observations, and/or on information from local emergency response agencies. Emergency situations may include law enforcement situations, fire and/or medical responses, hazardous materials releases, significant utility failures, computer systems/telecommunications failures, hazardous weather, infectious disease or public health hazards, natural or manmade disasters, civil unrest, or any other situation which poses an immediate threat to campus. Whenever possible, an emergency notification will include information that enables members of the campus community to take actions to protect themselves, including information about the type of incident, location, instructions on what actions to take, and other safety tips. However, in the event of an immediate threat, the initial messaging may include only an instruction that must be followed immediately. Details will follow in additional messages.