Policy Title

Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Plans


To provide accurate and timely information, as it relates to acts of Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction.


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

Policy Number:6.2.9
Effective Date:01/01/2016
Date Reviewed: 01/01/2016
Last Review Date:
Responsible Official: 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

The purpose of this policy is to establish the procedures to be followed by the student body, faculty, and staff in the event of a terrorist attack using a weapon of mass destruction. Implementation of these procedures whenever necessary should minimize loss of life, injury and disruption of scheduled activities.

A terrorist attack will likely come without warning. The best way to prepare for a terrorist attack or any emergency is to have an emergency plan in place. The Winthrop Police Department recognizes the terrorist threat and believes all members of the campus community must work in partnership to ensure everyone’s safety.

A terrorist attack will likely come without any warning. The following specific actions will be taken to ensure the safety of Winthrop University student body and staff: Preparation, During the Incident, After the Incident.

Information and Description of Terrorists Threats: Chemical Threats, Biological Threats, Radiological Threats, Nuclear Threats, Explosive Threats, Characteristics of Suspicious Packages and Envelopes, and Handling of Suspicious Packages or Envelopes.

Specific guidelines alluding to each threat are in the website.

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