Policy Title



To provide accurate and timely information in the event of an earthquake.


Winthrop University community, faculty, staff, students, and guests.

Policy Number:6.2.5
Effective Date:01/01/2016
Date Reviewed: 01/01/2016
Last Review Date:
Responsible Official: Chief of Campus Police
Responsible Office:
Contact Information:

Campus police:



1.0 Specific meanings of bold terms seen throughout this policy can be found within the University's policy definition glossary by following the link below.

1.1 http://www.winthrop.edu/policy-definitions-glossary

In the event an earthquake occurs in the proximity of the campus area the community will follow procedures established by the university.

1. If indoors, quickly seek refuge away from windows, shelves and heavy equipment, preferably in a doorway or under a desk or table.

2. If outdoors, quickly move away from buildings, utility poles and other structures.

3. If in a vehicle, stop in a safe place away from buildings, utility poles and other structures; stay in the vehicle.

4. After the initial tremor, evaluate your situation and if you need emergency assistance, call Campus Police at 803/323-3333 or 911.

5. Be prepared for aftershocks and protect yourself at all times.

6. Be aware of any structural damage around you, and if necessary leave the building per the “Building Evacuation” guidelines.

Emergency Response Plans Level 3: Earthquake:


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