For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.

For other emergencies and non-emergencies, please call Public Safety at 312.329.4357.

Emergency Notifications are generally communicated via Moody Alert through the Rave Guardian app. If you have not already signed up, please visit www.getrave.com/login/moody with your Moody credentials. Download the free Guardian app on your smart phone for push notifications, alerts and more.  


EXAMPLES: Fire, Certain national disasters, Verified bomb threat

1. Leave lights on
2. Leave doors unlocked
3. Stay with your group and calmly go to the nearest stairwell exit. Those unable to use stairs, should remain in marked "Area of Refuge" and await assistance.
4. Do not use elevators
5. Remain 30 feet from the building until "all clear" is stated
6. Follow floor monitors and emergency personnel instructions, if possible.


EXAMPLES: Tornado, Severe weather warning

1. Lock all doors
2. Stay away from windows
3. Move to an interior room with no windows or a hallway on the lowest floor possible
4. Avoid auditoriums or other large rooms
5. If outside, seek immediate shelter


EXAMPLES: Active shooter, Person with a gun, Hostage situation, Hazardous materials incident

1. Relocate to innermost offices/rooms and lock all doors
2. Move all people and items out of view. Remain quiet. Silence phones.
3. Open exterior blinds and turn off lights
5. If it is safe to do so, call 911 with your location and the number of people in your area. Use a land line if possible.

Please Note:

There may be a situation of active violence where none of the prescribed responses are the safest response for your situation. Some primary examples of this are the Student Dining Room, campus auditoriums, campus plaza, or other similar open settings where a secure space is not readily available to meet the needs of the size of the group. In those and other situations an individual may need to exercise what is known as a “run, hide, fight response”.


  • Take decisive action if you hear gunshots and run. Don't wait for others to act.
  • Know your surroundings. Have an escape route and plan in mind.
  • Run and call 911 when it's safe to do so. Be sure to provide an exact location.


  • If you can't run, hide as a second option. 
  • Do not huddle together, as it makes one easy target.
  • Lock and/or use items to barricade doors, shut off lights.
  • Put your cell phone on silent and call 911, but do not speak loudly to avoid being heard. 
  • Keep others calm around you. 


  • As a last resort, when running and hiding are not an option, fight when your life is in imminent danger. 
  • Assume a survival mindset and know that active violence situations are often over in a few minutes.
  • Find an object to use as a weapon—fire extinguisher, chair,etc.
  • Develop a plan with those in your group to take decisive action.


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