SLU LAW Emergency Response Guide
Call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (314) 977-3000.
Call the Dean’s Office at (314) 977-2700.
Call (314) 977-2323 for assistance with a student in psychological crisis.
If you discover a fire, pull the fire alarm pull station as you exit the building. If you can do so safely, notify others as you leave the building. Close (but do not lock) all doors behind you as you exit the building. Follow the evacuation procedures below.
If you discover a well developed fire, call 911 and then call DPS.
If the fire is very small and well-contained and you have training, use the closest appropriate fire extinguisher to combat the fire. DO NOT endanger yourself or others by trying to extinguish a well-developed fire.
1. Evacuate Immediately
At the sound of any fire alarm in Morrissey, Omer Poos, Wuller and/or The Connector Building (collectively, “School of Law”*), all occupants (faculty, staff, students and visitors) in each of these locations should immediately but calmly evacuate the building using the nearest exit. Individuals in an area without a ground floor exit should evacuate the building by using the stairs. The elevators should not be used.
- Alarms must not be ignored
All alarms must be considered valid unless prior notification has been made announcing the testing of the alarm system.
- If fire or dense smoke has restricted evacuation
If there is access to a phone, dial (314) 977-3000 and notify DPS of the situation.
- Individuals who can not use the stairs
Individuals who can not use the stairs and who are not in an area with a ground floor exit when the alarm sounds should go to the following areas depending upon location. Rescue personnel have been alerted to the need to check in these areas for individuals with mobility disabilities immediately upon their arrival.
3rd floor-Individuals on the third floor should wait in room 306 near the windows in the back of the room. If this location is blocked or inaccessible, individuals should wait in room 302 near the windows in the back of the room (facing Lindell).
2nd floor library-Individuals who are on the second floor of the law library should use the "emergency exit" on the second floor of the library between the computer labs (Wuller Hall) (next to the restrooms). If this is blocked or inaccessible, individuals should wait at the top of the stairway in the hallway just outside the quiet reading room (closest to the main library entrance).
Queens Daughters Hall-Individuals on the second or third floor of Queens Daughters Hall should wait at the top of the stairway for first responders.
2. Report to designated gathering area to await further information
The School of Law designated evacuee gathering area is just outside the west side entrance to the Business School and in the first floor of the Business School. The steps and walkway between the School of Law and the Business School must be clear for first responders.
The Law Clinic designated evacuee gathering area is across the street from the Law Clinic on the Spring Avenue sidewalk.
All evacuees should wait in the gathering area for further information or direction. Only DPS can issue the order to return to the building.
Faculty Responsibilities - Faculty conducting class at the time the alarm sounds must evacuate the building and are responsible for directing their students to evacuate the building. Once outside the building, faculty should reconvene with the class group in the gathering area in an attempt to account for students who were present in class before the evacuation.
Student Responsibilities - Students in class at the time the alarms sounds are responsible for evacuating the building and for reconvening with the faculty member and class in the gathering area.
Students in other areas of the School of Law should reconvene in the gathering area with the faculty/staff/students whom they were with at the time the alarm sounded. For example, students in Career Services should wait with staff members from Career Services in the gathering area. Students in the library should wait with librarians in the gathering area.
Employee Responsibilities - Employees should reconvene in the gathering area with their work group and supervisor.
WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY
Upon notification and/or warning siren, please seek shelter.
Tornado - School of Law occupants should take shelter on the ground floor of the building in the classrooms and locker room away from windows and doors.
Earthquake - School of Law occupants should take shelter against the closest interior wall or under a desk, table or other heavy furniture. They should squat down covering their heads with their arms. Once the shaking stops, occupants should exit the building as quickly and safely as possible. The elevators should not be used.
911 service is available on campus. Calling 911 from a University phone will also alert DPS. If calling 911 from a non-University phone, please also call DPS at (314) 977-3000 to expedite emergency response. DPS officers are trained first-responders. If possible, next notify the Dean’s Office at 314-977-2700.
Do not leave the injured or ill individual alone except to notify DPS. DO NOT MOVE the individual unless she/he is in danger of further injury.
Mental Health Emergency
Contact (314) 977-2323 for assistance with a student in psychological crisis. If the crisis is a life threatening situation, call 911 and DPS at (314) 977-3000. Counseling staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide assistance at (314) 977-2323.
School of Law students, faculty or staff with specific concerns about the health or well being of a student should also contact the Dean of Students at (314) 977-2766.
UNWANTED VISITOR IN THE BUILDING
Contact Public Safety at (314) 977-3000 to report suspicious individuals (provide a description and the location) and then contact the Dean’s Office at (314) 977-2700. In the event of a threat of or actual attack upon the School of Law, the University will utilize the emergency notification system to advise the community of the situation and provide appropriate safety instructions.
Report suspicious activity anonymously via the Silent Witness Program. This system allows DPS to conduct follow up investigations related to the reported activity.
ANY OTHER EMERGENCY
Contact DPS at (314) 977-3000 and await further instructions.
Department of Public Safety
Walking or vehicle safety escorts
Student disability questions or problems
Employee Assistance (EAP)
Housing and Residence Life
Saint Louis University Hospital
School closings (bad weather)
Sexual harassment and assault
Office of Student Conduct
Student Health and Counseling Center
|(314) 977-3000 (24 hours a day)
(314) 977-7433 (SLU-RIDE)
First: 911 Then: (314) 977-3000
(314) 577-8000 (24 hours a day)
(314) 977-2323 (24 hours a day)
(314) 977-4000 Option #1
A copy of the Saint Louis University Emergency Response Guide is available online
or at the Department of Public Safety and Security Services, DuBourg Hall, Room 09.
* Because Queen’s Daughters and the Law Clinic are separate facilities, its occupants need not evacuate unless the alarm system sounds in their respective building.