San Jacinto College is committed to keeping our campus as safe as possible for our students and staff. While emergency incidents are impossible to predict, there are resources and procedures that can help resolve certain campus emergencies.
In some emergencies like chemical leaks, intruders, or threats, it might not be safe to leave a building or classroom. Instead, the best thing to do could be to stay inside and find a safe place. This is called "sheltering-in-place." In these situations, the Office of Emergency Management will declare a Shelter-in-Place action. Building occupants will be instructed to stay inside the buildings until an all-clear notification is received.
At San Jac, we want to help you stay safe in all situations, however, there are two that are more likely to happen. Here's what you should do to shelter in place for each of these situations.
Since students live off-campus, they may face emergency situations that need immediate attention. It is important to know what available off-campus resources can provide you with assistance. Here are some off-campus resources including local emergency services, community organizations, and support groups that can offer you aid.