2021-2022 Student Handbook 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Student Handbook [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Tornado Alert

In case of a tornado alert, students and staff should take cover in a lower level corridor, basement area free of glass and exposure to the outside, or in spaces on the southwest side of a building below ground level. The following suggested areas of cover are recommended:

  • Student Commons Building - First Floor - Restrooms
  • Fisher Campus Center - First Floor - Bookstore supply room and rooms along the south wall of the Student Center
  • Legacy Hall - Lower level Art/Pottery Department
  • Computer Resources Center - Lower level south side
  • Library - Rest rooms and viewing room
  • Liberal Arts Building - Rooms 4 and 8
  • Faculty Office Buildings - Rest rooms
  • Charlotte Phelps Building - Lower level, south side
  • Gymnasium - Hallways, away from windows.

Some buildings not listed have emergency instructions posted.

All personnel should keep away from windows and, if possible, seek the protection of a table or desk. The greatest hazard of a tornado is flying glass and debris. If a person is unable to secure the protection of a building and is caught outdoors, a depression in the ground such as a gully, culvert, or deep ditch is better protection than nothing at all. If caught outside during a storm, lie flat on the ground to reduce the hazard of being hit by flying objects.


NPC Board Policy Number: 7.200