Saint Martin's University is ready and prepared to communicate with members of its community in case of local, regional, national, or international emergency.

Emergency preparedness

Saint Martin's University has established emergency preparedness guidelines for students, faculty, and staff to follow so that the effects of emergency situations can be minimized.

In the event of a major emergency, the Campus Emergency Response Team will be activated to coordinate the University’s Campus Emergency Response Plan. This plan is not intended to be allinclusive but to aid the calm, reasoned, response of each individual, ensuring the safety of each community member, the least damage to property and the least disruption to the educational process. 

Clery Act

Saint Martin's University is required to publish and distribute an annual report of campus crime statistics and security policies to all current students and employees in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

A report of campus crime statistics and security policies is compiled and distributed in an annual report to students, faculty and staff on an annual basis. The statistics are also subdivided by geographic location. Also available is information on policy statements and program descriptions pertaining to campus security and specifically to sex offenses.

Clery Reports are available 24/7 upon request through the Office of Public Safety.

Emergency notification

Students, faculty, and staff can automatically receive SMU Emergency Alerts via personal cell phone, text message, and university email. Click here to register or update your contact information to receive SMU Emergency Alerts.

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Saint Martin's has two wide-area emergency broadcast system (WEBS), aka the blue-light photo towers, on campus that produce outdoor loudspeaker announcements. Each tower contains an emergency call phone connected directly to Thurston County 9-1-1 and four 40-watt broadcast speakers allowing outdoor notification over a 1,000 foot radius. The WEBS blue-light phones are located in the Lynch faculty/staff parking lot (D) and along the north shoulder of Baran Drive at the end of the pathway leading from the Jan Halliday Plaza to Baran Drive.

In case of emergencies, broadcast messages are sent to campus email addresses and phone extensions as well as via classroom monitors and podiums.

​This website will be updated as necessary in the event of a campus emergency. 

Emergency phones are located at the entrance to Baran Hall, by the 1st floor stairwell door of the North Wing in Old Main, and in the 2nd floor hallway outside the Public Safety Office (Old Main, Room 251). Public pay phones may also be used to dial 911 (free of charge) and are located in the apex of the 1st and 3rd floors of Old Main, at the front entrance of the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion,and in the Trautman Union Building (TUB).

Earthquake preparedness and procedures

When the ground starts to shake, "Drop, Cover and Hold." When you feel an earthquake, DROP and COVER under a desk or sturdy table. Stay away from windows and objects like bookcases that could fall. HOLD on to the desk or table. If it moves, move with it. Resist the urge to run. You are at greater risk of being hit, or even buried, by flying debris if you run outside.

Evacuation procedures

The University has developed detailed evacuation procedures for all the academic, administrative and residential buildings on campus.