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In the event of an emergency, Campus Security is notified first to direct emergency assistance directly to the scene. Formal procedures are in place between Campus Security and area emergency services to address emergencies originating from the campus. Because of the familiarity Campus Security personnel have with area emergency responders (dispatch, fire department, police department), Campus Security will direct responders to the scene more quickly than if a person were to call 911 independently.

Campus Security has established procedures to help you become better prepared should an emergency occur on campus. This information is provided to support effective emergency management in various situations. Please review the procedures included in this section. Should you have any questions about the information provided, please contact Campus Security.

Severe Weather Protocols

In response to the unpredictable and severe nature of extreme weather events, Palmer College is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all its members. With a steadfast dedication to preparedness and resilience, we encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the following protocols concerning various weather-related emergency situations:

General Guidelines

Notification of an approaching dangerous storm may be made by one or more of the following:

Emergency warning sirens
National Weather Service Emergency Alert System via the broadcast media or cell phone Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
Palmer Alert: A notification will be sent for a tornado warning or severe weather warning that may impact the campus.

Campus Closures

In the event a campus will be closed due to a weather emergency, the notification will be made via Palmer Alert and posted on the homepage of this website.

Additional Emergency Information