Emergency Communication & Planning
The safety and security of the SUNY Delhi community is the college's highest priority. To ensure this goal is met, the college takes a proactive approach to emergency planning to ensure it is prepared to respond quickly and appropriately in emergency situations.
The college has a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan. For security reasons, the plan is not posted on the Internet.
Reporting an Emergency
For all campus emergencies (fire, medical, police), call University Police from any campus phone: 4700 or from any cell phone: 607-746-4700. You may also dial Delaware County 911. University Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year. Be prepared to state your name, the nature of the emergency and your location.
Emergencies, disasters or accidents — natural and man-made — can happen at any time or without warning. SUNY Delhi students and employees should familiarize themselves with college buildings and the following guidelines:
- Know at least two building exits other than the elevators.
- Know the location of building fire alarm systems.
- Know emergency phone numbers and keep them posted.
- Participate in all fire drills and take them seriously.
- Evacuate at the first sign of smoke, fire alarm, or an evacuation notice.
- Assist with the evacuation of disabled individuals.
In the event of an emergency, SUNY Delhi has several systems in place to quickly allow information to reach as much of the college community as possible.
- Rave Mobile Safety/text messaging/phone to anyone who has registered
- Broadcast email messages to all college email addresses
- Broadcast message to registered parent email addresses
- The SUNY Delhi home page
- Loudspeakers on Evenden Tower
- Local and regional media: television, radio and newspapers
Rave Mobile Safety
Rave Mobile Safety is an instant notification system that enables you to quickly receive campus alerts, weather delay notices and emergency notifications through your cell phone, landline and SUNY Delhi and personal email accounts. All students, faculty and staff have had their SUNY Delhi email addresses automatically enrolled in the Delhi Rave Mobile Safety system.
To ensure you receive notifications on all devices, log in to update contact information. Please note, cellular phone providers may charge a fee for the delivery of notifications to your phone. You may also use this link to opt out at any time if you no longer wish to receive emergency alerts.
Information provided will be used for notification purposes only; no advertisements or non-emergency alerts will be sent. You must sign up for the service in order to receive alerts.
Receiving an Alert
If you receive a Rave Mobile Safety message:
- Read the message carefully. Don't ignore it.
- Alert others.
- Follow all instructions carefully.
To keep information as current as possible, update your information once during the academic year. It will be necessary to complete this update if you wish to continue receiving alerts.
For more information on how to sign up, view the Rave Mobile Safety information.
Types of Response
Evacuate: Proceed immediately to the nearest exit in an orderly fashion. Do not use elevators. Keep low or as close to the floor as possible if smoke is present at or near your eye level. After leaving the building, move well away from it, taking care not to block entry and exit to the building. Do not re-enter the building until a law enforcement or University Police officer has given an "all clear."
Shelter in Place: All college personnel and students are to remain secured in the rooms they are currently in, and no one is allowed to leave until the situation has been resolved. This will allow University Police time to address building emergency/threat and reduce the risk of contact with any innocent bystanders in the immediate area. Do not open doors for anyone unless their identity has been verified. Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls. Anyone outside during a situation which requires sheltering in place should go to the closest building unless otherwise directed.