Health & Safety

Do you need immediate help?

Yes, Emergency help is needed.
Call 911

By cell phone or 9-911 from classroom phone, then call security @ 837-4373.

No, this is not an emergency.

Talk to student about behavior. If necessary, additional resources for:

For assistance with Distressing Behavior consult:

  • Counseling Center
  • University Health Services
  • Chairperson/Supervisor
  • Academic Dean

For assistance with Disruptive Behavior consult:

  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Chairperson/Supervisor
  • Academic Dean

In all cases where there is concern regarding the health and safety of students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to discuss the issue with their Chairperson or supervisor after contacting the appropriate offices.

Important Numbers  
NU Security Department 7-4373
Counseling Center 7-4268
Office of the Dean of Students 7-4398
University Health Services 7-4312
Office of the Academic Dean 7-4371


Additional Resources

Active Shooter Tips

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In the event of an Active Shooter on campus...

You should:

GET OUT: Evacuate the building

  • Have an escape route planned.
  • Leave belongings behind.
  • Keep your hands visible.

HIDE OUT: Shelter in place

  • Lock/barricade doors and windows.
  • Stay calm and out of sight; close blinds.
  • Turn off lights, TVs, PC monitors and silence cell phones.
  • Take cover behind concrete walls, heavy doors, desks, etc.

CALL OUT: Alert proper authorities

  • Call 911.
  • Lines may be busy; redial if needed.
  • Respond to dispatch questions.

TAKE OUT: Engage the shooter

  • Engage captor/shooter as a last resort only when your life is in grave danger.
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter by any means possible.

Police officers will:

TAKE OUT: Engage the shooter

  • Remember that the police response is focused on engaging and neutralizing suspects first.

LET OUT: Un-secure the area

  • If you are secured in a room, wait for police to clear your area.
  • Consider risks before un-securing a room.
  • Police officers will respond to anything as a threat until it is identified and neutralized.
  • Attempts to rescue people should only be attempted if it can be accomplished without further endangering the persons inside a secure area.
  • If doubt exists for the safety of the individuals inside the room, the area should remain secured until police clear the area.

We will:

REACH OUT: Be supportive of others, stay positive

  • Upon assailant neutralization, the police will then focus on evacuating victims, providing follow-up care, and conducting a criminal investigation.
  • The Crisis Management Team will conduct head counts and an assessment of campus community needs.
  • The University will provide appropriate follow-up care for students, faculty and staff as needed.