All SSW students are encouraged to register for U-M Emergency Alerts, a mass, urgent notification system. In the event of an active and major emergency the university can notify students, faculty and staff via text messages (SMS), voice message, email, etc. To register visit http://www.dpss.umich.edu/emergency-management/alert/ The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) offers information and services regarding interpersonal violence reporting, hate crime information, and active shooter safety guidelines. To learn more about these services or report an incident, visit http://www.dpss.umich.edu/ Weather Emergency: In the event of a weather emergency during building hours, Students should find shelter in the nearest restroom, windowless offices, or proceed to the room B660 in the lower level. Building occupants should avoid using the elevator even if it is in service as a power failure may occur in transit. Maps to the nearest weather emergency shelters are indicated on the emergency maps located at each stairwell, entrance, and classroom. At the beginning of each semester instructors will review the emergency plan for each classroom where classes are held.
Building Evacuation: In the case of fire or building mechanical failure the occupants may be asked to evacuate the building and proceed to a designated staging area. Staff members wearing orange emergency vests will be on hand to assist with a orderly evacuation. Maps to the nearest emergency exit are indicated on the emergency maps located at each stairwell, entrance, and classroom. At the beginning of each semester instructors will review the emergency plan for each classroom where classes are held.
School Closures: From time to time the University of Michigan may be forced to close for any number of reasons. The most common instances are due to inclement weather, health epidemic, or building mechanical failure. Updates can be found on the school's website and the following radio stations: WUOM 91.7 FM, WWJ 950 AM or WJR 760 AM.
In the event that the building is closed (loss of power, for example) students can call the Building Emergency Update line (734) 764-SSWB (734-764-7792) or updates or check the school website: https://ssw.umich.edu/ Campus Safety Statement: Each year, the University of Michigan prepares and publishes an "Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report". The report, which is issued October 1, contains detailed information on campus safety and security policies, procedures, and programs, including: crime statistics, emergency notifications and services, emergency telephone numbers, sexual assault policy, stalking laws, sexual harassment policy, alcohol and drug policies, dealing with workplace violence and threats, on- and off-campus support services, safe transportation after dark, safety and risk reduction tips, and relevant university programs. If you would like to receive a complete copy of the report, visit the DPSS website athttp://www.dpss.umich.edu/ or call (734) 763-3434 for Administration Offices or (734) 763-1131 for Non Emergencies.