01 Emergency Contacts

Emergency Contacts List

Emergency Contact

Phone Number

Active Emergency911
Campus Safety Office Emergency740-587-6777
Center for Spiritual Life740-587-8504
Community Service Officer740-587-6482
Counseling Center740-587-6647
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Center 24/7
Denison Operator/Dispatch740-587-0810
Granville Police Department Dispatch740-587-1234
Hoglin Wellness Center740-587-6200
Licking County Sheriff’s Office740-670-5540
Licking County Victim Advocate740-670-5545
Licking Memorial Hospital740-348-4000
Title IX Coordinator740-587-8660

Quick Campus Address Look-Up

Building Name

Building Address

Bancroft House555 North Pearl St
Barney Davis200 West Loop
Beaver Hall200 East Loop
Beta House700 North Loop
Beth Eden100 Chapel Dr
Brown Hall600 Sunset Hill Dr
Bryant Arts Center210 West College St
Burke Hall240 West Broadway
Burton D. Morgan150 Ridge Rd
Burton Hall241 West College St
Chamberlin House900 North Loop
Cinema Building118 North Mulberry St
Cinema House201 North Mulberry St
Crawford Hall400 East Loop
Curtis Dining Hall100 Curtis Ln
Curtis East200 Sunset Hill Dr
Curtis West300 Sunset Hill Dr
Deeds Field100 Livingston Dr
Doane Admin100 West Loop
Doane Dance231 West College St
Doane Library400 West Loop
Dustin Cabin615 North Pearl St
East Hall600 East Loop
Ebaugh Laboratories500 West Loop
Eisner Center240 West Broadway
Facilities Services1205 North St
Fellows Hall300 West Loop
Gilpatrick House500 Chapel Dr
Good Hall800 Sunset Hill Dr
Hayes Hall1150 Ebaugh Dr
Heating Plant100 Livingston Dr
Herrick Hall600 West Loop
Higley Hall100 Ridge Rd
Hoaglin Wellness Center    550 Chapel Dr
Homestead1385 North St
Huffman Dining Hall700 East Loop
Huffman Hall450 Chapel Dr
Kappa Sigma500 Washington Dr
King Hall150 North Plum St
Knapp Hall300 Ridge Rd
Lamson Lodge200 Washington Dr
Lower Elm 1000 Ebaugh Dr
Mitchell Center200 Livingston Dr
Monomoy Annex115 North Mulberry St
Monomoy Place204 West Broadway
Moon Hall700 Ebaugh Dr
Morrow House600 North Loop
Moshier Huchison400 North Loop
Mulberry House202 North Mulberry St
Myers Hall700 Sunset Hill Dr
Olin Science Hall100 Sunset Hill Dr
Parking Garage250 Ridge Rd
Polly Anderson1258 North Street Rd
Pratt Hall500 Sunset Hill Dr
Preston House300 North Loop
Recycling Building1381 North Street Rd
Rose House631 N Pearl St
Samson Talbot350 Ridge Rd
Sawyer Hall300 East Loop
Schaff Hall500 North Loop
Shaw Hall100 East Loop
Shepardson Hall500 East Loop
Shorney Hall1000 West Loop
Sigma Chi100 North Loop
Slayter Hall200 Ridge Road
Smith Hall1100 West Loop
Stone Hall100 North Plum St
Sunset Hall400 Sunset Hill Dr
Swasey Chapel200 Chapel Dr
Taylor House200 North Loop
Upper Elm1050 Ebaugh Dr
Whisler Hall800 East Loop
Wright Hall1100 Ebaugh Dr

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02 Shelter in Place – stay inside!


  • Keep students, faculty/staff calm and quiet.
  • Remain inside the building and ask everyone to do the same.
  • If possible, relocate to a room on the safest floor, preferably interior, with the fewest windows, farthest from the location of the incident.
  • Close and lock windows, exterior doors, and any exterior openings.
  • Remain sheltered until otherwise directed by the Office of Campus Safety.


“Shelter in place” means staying put and, if possible, choosing a small room with as few windows as possible for refuge.


  • Stop classes or work operations.
    Remain inside the building and ask others to do the same.
  • If possible, relocate to a room on the safest floor, preferably interior, with the fewest windows, farthest from the location of the incident.
  • Call emergency contacts to tell them who is sheltering in place and that they are safe.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors.
  • Do not erect barricades or obstacles in the event a fire or other incidents that would make it necessary to evacuate.
  • Remain sheltered until otherwise directed by the Office of Campus Safety.


  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Battery powered radio
  • Drinking water
  • First-aid kit
  • Blanket

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03 Hostile Person / Active Shooter


Please watch the following video to learn how to survive active attacker events.


  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not hesitate.
  • Go to the closest, safe exit.


  • Keep the attacker away from you.
  • Lock doors, lights off, out of sight.
  • Have a back-up plan.


  • You have the right to defend yourself from an active attacker.
  • Do not fight fair.
  • Be aggressive.

Warning Signs

It must be stressed that if you have had contact with ANY INDIVIDUAL who displays the following tendencies, that you contact the Office of Campus Safety, Student Development, Counseling Services, or another university official immediately:

    • Threatens harm or talks about killing themselves, students, faculty or staff.
    • Becomes frustrated easily and converts frustration into uncontrollable physical violence and constantly starts or participates in fights.
    • Loses temper and self-control easily.
    • Assaults others constantly to include immediate family members.
  • Possesses weapons (firearms or edged weapons) or has a preoccupation with them.

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04 Severe Weather



  • Direct students and faculty/staff to safe locations. Move to the lowest level of the building, utilizing inner hallways, restrooms and stairwells
    for shelter. Stay away from doors and windows.
  • Assist persons with disabilities to the shelter area. Account for all students, faculty/staff.
  • Listen for the “all clear.”

What to do following a tornado – after an all clear is given

  • Use extreme caution exiting buildings. There may be downed power lines, trees and other hazards.
  • Notify the Office of Campus Safety of any medical or fire emergency.
  • If damage has occurred to the building, evacuate the affected area.


The Office of Campus Safety monitors weather conditions and issues notifications and alerts when severe weather threatens.
TORNADO WATCH: Tornadoes are possible in our area. Remain alert for approaching storms and be prepared to seek shelter.
TORNADO WARNING: A tornado is imminent or is indicated by radar. Move to your previously designated place of safety immediately.
The greatest danger is from flying glass and material falling from buildings. The safest area is the center of the lowest level of any campus building. Utilize interior rooms and hallways if possible.


Remain in protected area until the storm is over. Wait for notification by the Office of Campus Safety that the imminent danger is over.


  • Discourage students, faculty/staff from leaving campus during severe weather.
  • Avoid using elevators in case of loss of power.
  • If you are outside enter the nearest building.
  • If you are in a building, move to the lowest level of the building, away from windows or other glass.

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05 Weather Emergencies & Shelter Locations

This guide aims to provide you with the information you need to identify various weather alerts and the procedures you should follow when you encounter severe weather emergencies.

In case of severe weather, please visit the Emergency Alerts & Policies (for Emergency Closing Policy) as well as Tornado Shelter Locations sections of this website.


  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch means severe thunderstorms are possible in your area.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm is imminent or has been indicated by Doppler radar or reported by storm spotters.

Tornado sirens are sounded for those areas in the path of the tornado throughout Licking County. These sirens are intended to be heard outside of buildings and are not designed to be heard inside every building.

Safety and the Operator initiate a phone tree in the event of a tornado warning to notify all departments as well as students.


  • Tornado Watch means tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms, and be prepared to seek shelter.
  • Tornado Warning means a tornado is imminent or has been indicated by Doppler radar or reported by storm spotters. Move to your pre-designated place of safety immediately!

What to do during a tornado warning:

  • As soon as a tornado sirens sound or a tornado has been sighted nearby, get to a safe shelter immediately.
  • Move to a pre-designated shelter, such as a basement. Assist those with special needs in getting to the shelter area.
  • Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use arms to protect head and neck. Stay away from windows and open spaces. Stay there until the danger has passed.
  • If there is no basement, go to an interior room on the lowest level (closets, interior hallways, or restrooms). Do not open windows.
  • In a high-rise building, go to a small, interior room or hallway with no windows on the lowest floor possible. Do not call 911 unless you need to report an emergency, such as a fire, medical emergency or severe building damage. 911 lines need to be kept open and available for emergency calls.
  • Get out of vehicles, trailers, and mobile homes immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building or a storm shelter.
  • If caught outside with no shelter, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands. Be aware of potential for flooding.
  • Never try to outrun a tornado in a car or truck; instead, leave the vehicle immediately for safe shelter. Tornadoes are erratic and move swiftly.
  • Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries.


  • Snow Alert means that the roadways are potentially hazardous with drifting snow and wind. Roads will most likely be icy as well, so drive carefully.
  • Snow Advisory means that roadways are hazardous with drifting snow and strong winds. Only drive if it is extremely necessary to travel somewhere. Consider contacting your employer to see if you should report to work.
  • Snow Emergency means that all roadways are closed to everybody except emergency personnel. Nobody should be out driving in conditions like this unless it’s an absolute emergency situation requiring you to do so. Everybody should contact their employers to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on roadways could possibly be subject to arrest.


  • Heat Advisory & Alert — At times during summer months, the heat can be extremely dangerous given the right conditions.

Shelter Locations

In the case of a tornado warning, all residents of Denison University should immediately seek nearby shelter. The following guide shows safe, low-level, or below ground locations that you can seek out should severe weather occur.

East Quad

Basements can be used for the following locations:

  • Beaver
  • Crawford
  • East
  • Sawyer
  • Shaw
  • Shepardson

Other safe locations:

  • Gilpatrick — Interior hallway on the 1st floor
  • Huffman — Dining Hall; enter from the stairwell near Room 103

West Quad

Basements can be used for the following locations:

  • Curtis East
  • King
  • Stone
  • Shorney
  • Smith

Other safe locations:

  • Curtis West — Lowest hallway, below Dining Hall, Women’s Restroom stairwell

North Quad

Basements can be used for the following locations:

  • Ash
  • Chamberlin
  • Sunset
  • Taylor

Other safe locations:

  • Preston — Stairwell, bottom level
  • Morrow — Access card for Residence Life Staff
  • Beta — Access card for Residence Life Staff
  • Kappa Sig — Access card for Residence Life Staff
  • SAE — Stairwell, bottom level
  • Sunset A/B/C/D — Bicycle Rooms; 3rd level (needs key). Bottom two apartment bathrooms 01-02 & 101-102
  • Upper/Lower Elm — Ground-level Laundry Room, Exercise Room, hallway
  • Hayes Hall & Wright Hall — Ground-level Laundry Room, Exercise Room, hallway


Basements can be used for the following locations:

  • Monomoy Annex*
  • Mulberry*
  • Rose*
  • Bancroft*
  • Shannon*
  • 215 North Prospect*
  • 135 Main*

* Residents should call operator to have the basement opened

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06 Suicide Threat / Psychological Emergency

This guide is aimed to provide emergency information on how to deal with an individual threatening suicide or otherwise psychologically unstable persons that may be danger to themselves or others. If it appears an individual may cause harm, call “0 ” immediately from any campus phone or 740-587-6777 from any other phone.

Available Resources for students, faculty and staff:

  • Health & Counseling Center call 6647 on campus, off campus or from cell phone call 740-587-6647
    Provides confidential services to students by psychologists, counselors and professional staff.
  • Employee Assistance Plan; call the Human Resource Office, 6299
    Provides mental health counseling to employees participating in the Cigna Health Plan.

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07 Bomb Threat


If a bomb threat is received:

  • Stay calm; write down all information.
    If your phone has Caller ID, record number displayed.
  • If you receive a bomb threat on the telephone, calmly gather as much information as possible. Keep the caller on the line, as long as possible. Ask for details about the bomb, and try to gather informa- tion about the caller (sex, age, location). Have someone else notify the Office of Campus Safety while you are on the phone.
  • Work with arriving emergency personnel to assist them in evaluating the situation.
  • Assist emergency responders with a search of the area if requested.
  • After contacting the Office of Campus Safety, await instructions.
    Do not pull a fire alarm or evacuate a building on your own.


  • Wait for officials to decide if occupants should stay in place or evacuate.
  • If evacuation is ordered, make sure the evacuation location has been identified.
  • Stay in the designated evacuation area until the Office of Campus
    Safety tells you it is safe to return.


Some typical characteristics which ought to trigger suspicion include letters or parcels that:

  • Have any powdery substance on the outside.
    Are unexpected or from someone unfamiliar to you.
  • Have excessive postage, handwritten or poorly typed address, incorrect or titles with no name, or misspellings of common words.
  • Are addressed to someone no longer with your organization or are otherwise outdated.
  • Have no return address or one that can’t be verified as legitimate.
  • Are of unusual weight, given their size, or are lopsided or oddly shaped.
  • Have an unusual amount of tape.
  • Are marked with restrictive endorsements, such as “Personal” or “Confidential.”
  • Have strange odors or stains.

What to do if you receive a suspicious letter or parcel:

  • Handle with care. Do not shake or bump.
    Isolate it immediately.
  • Don’t open, smell, touch, or taste.
  • Treat it as suspect: contact the Office of Campus Safety immediately.

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08 Fire


  • Activate the fire alarm.
  • Notify the Office of Campus Safety.
  • Evacuate students/faculty/staff.
  • Check your classroom/office to make sure everyone is out of the building.
  • Stay with your class and report anyone stranded or missing to the fire department when they arrive.

PROCEDURE If you discover or suspect a fire:

  • Activate the fire alarm.
    Immediately leave the building using the nearest exit.
  • Follow the posted evacuation procedures.
    DO NOT use elevators.
  • Once you are outside, call 911.
    Notify the Office of Campus Safety.
  • Monitor cell phones for updated information via the University’s
    DU Alert notification system.


  1. If you are in a classroom with a closed door, use the back of your hand to feel the door for heat. If the door is hot DO NOT open it.
    If the door is hot go to step 7.
  2. IF the door is NOT hot, brace yourself behind the door and open it slowly. If the environment outside the door is not favorable,
    close it and go to step 7.
  3. If the environment is favorable, enter the hallway. Close the door behind you. Stay low (crawl, if necessary) and make your way to the nearest exit
  4. Exit the building via stairwells. If the stairwell is blocked by smoke or heat, go to an alternate exit. Do not use elevators.
  5. Once you have exited the building, move to a safe location. Wait for the “all-clear” signal or for additional information with instructions on how to proceed.
  6. If all the exits are blocked, go back to a room containing windows and seek refuge.
  7. If supplies are available, pack the doorframe with wet articles of clothing, towels or whatever you have on hand to delay smoke from migrating into the room.
  8. Cover your nose and mouth with a wet handkerchief or similar article.
  9. Call 911. Notify the Office of Campus Safety of your location.
  10. Stay close to the floor. Proceed to a window. Open the window to allow the smoke to escape and for you to breath fresh air.
  11. Let everyone within hearing distance be aware that you are trapped. Yell and wave a towel outside the window. Stay near the window. Get the attention of bystanders or emergency responders.

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09 Power Outage

In the event of a power outage, many campus facilities are equipped with emergency generators to power critical operations. Most buildings are provided with emergency lighting to aid in the safe evacuation of the building until power can be restored.

To report a localized power outage, contact Facilities Services at 6264. After regular business hours, please contact the Office of Campus Safety at 6482.

Power Outage Tips & Procedures

Be prepared:

  • Keep a flashlight with spare batteries immediately accessible.
  • Know how to locate the closest exit.

In the event of a large-scale power outage:

  • Remain calm.
  • Follow directions provided by Safety through the established campus communications systems.
  • If building evacuation becomes necessary, seek out persons with special needs and provide assistance if possible. If additional assistance is necessary, contact Safety at 6777 from a campus phone or 740-587-6777 from off-campus or a cell phone.
  • Secure all vital equipment, records, experiments, and hazardous materials if safe to do so. Store all chemicals in their original or marked containers and fully open all fume hoods. If this is not possible, or natural ventilation is not adequate, evacuate the area until power is restored.
  • Do not light candles or other types of flames for lighting.
  • Unplug electrical equipment, such as computers, and turn off all light switches.

If people are trapped in an elevator:

  • If you are able to communicate with them, let the passengers know help has been summoned.
  • Call “0 ” from any campus phone or 740-587-6777 from a cell phone or off-campus phone.
  • Provide specific location information and number of individuals involved to the dispatcher.
  • Stay near the passengers if safe to do so, until emergency responders are on site and the elevator is identified.

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10 Medical Emergencies



  • Notify the Office of Campus Safety.
  • Administer first aid if safe to do so.
  • Do NOT attempt to move someone who is injured and appears to be in pain unless failure to do so could result in further injury or death.


  1. Check for responsiveness: Ask, “Are you choking? “Ask, “Can you speak, breathe or cough?”
  2. If the victim CAN speak, breath or cough DO NOTHING! Stay with the victim to offer reassurance.
  3. If victim cannot speak, breath or cough say, “I’m going to help you.”
    Have someone call 911.
  4. Stand behind the victim and place your arms around the abdomen and make a fist with one hand.
  5. Place the thumb side of the fist slightly above the navel and well be low the breast bone.
  6. Grasp the fist with the other hand and provide quick upward thrusts into the abdomen.
  7. Repeat thrusts until the object is expelled or victim becomes unresponsive.
  8. If the victim becomes unresponsive begin CPR and continue until help arrives.

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11 Hazardous Materials


If you are notified of a hazardous materials incident:

  • Clear the area immediately if instructed to do so by the emergency providers, providing assistance to those with special needs. If you observe what you believe to be an unauthorized release of any
    pollutants to the environment, call the Office of Campus Safety 740-587-6777.

If you are notified of a gas leak:

  • Evacuate students, faculty/staff in an orderly fashion to the evacuation site, providing assistance to those with special needs.
  • Check your classrooms/offices making sure everyone is out of the building.
  • Remain with your students and report any missing or stranded persons to the fire department when they arrive.


PROCEDURE: If you are involved with or observe a hazardous material (biological, chemical, radiological, fuel, or oil) spill, incident, or release for which assistance is needed, do this:

  • If the incident is indoors, close all doors in order to isolate the area if it is safe to do so.
  • From a safe area, call “0” from a campus phone or 740-587-6777 from a cell phone.
  • Be prepared to provide the following information regarding the spill or release:
    • Name and quantity of the material
    • Time and location of the incident
    • If anyone is injured or exposed to material
    • If a fire or explosion is involved
    • Your name, phone number, and location
  • Follow instructions provided by the emergency responders. Arrange for someone to meet emergency responders.
  • If available, present the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of substances involved to emergency responders.
  • Evacuate, if asked to by officials. Remain in a safe designated area until released by emergency responders.

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PROCEDURE: If you detect natural gas, fumes or vapors, do this:

  • Call “0” from a campus phone or 911 from a cell phone.
  • Clear the area immediately if instructed to do so by the emergency dispatcher, providing assistance to those with special needs.
  • Provide your location and the location of the odor to the dispatcher.
  • Provide as many details as possible to the dispatcher.

If an evacuation is ordered by the emergency responders:

  • Leave all ventilation systems operating unless instructed otherwise by emergency responders.
  • Leave the area immediately, avoiding elevators unless necessary.
  • Identify those persons with special needs, and provide assistance if possible. Otherwise, provide their location to emergency responders.
  • Report to your department’s designated gathering point to be accounted for.

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12 First Aid

Medical Assistance

Call the Hoaglin Wellness Center at 740-587-6200 or Emergency: 740-587-6777

The nurse at Hoaglin Wellness Center or the emergency operator is trained to provide guidance as to how serious the situation is and the best means of transportation to the Health Center. The nurse will know if emergency responders will be needed, or if Campus Safety should transport you to the Hoaglin Wellness Center.

The head residents are trained in minor first aid and also have first aid kits available as necessary.

Hours of Operation

During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Hoaglin Wellness Center is open 24 hours a day.

During college holidays and summer, the Hoaglin Wellness Center is closed.

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