These procedures were developed to help provide protection for students and employees when a disaster or serious threat to the campus community occurs. Student, employees and community members are encouraged to report any of the following concerns and to follow its respective protocol, which are posted on campus in every building, available online (see below), and in the free safety mobile app, LiveSafe.

In each situation, Sewanee police personnel, as delegated to the emergency dispatcher and chief or assistant chiefs, will assess the situation and determine what notification to send and to whom to send communications, in addition to responding appropriately. Police are also responsible for follow-up communications, such as “all clear” notifications.

Emergency Procedures

Active Shooter


Mental Health

Alcohol/Drug Overdose

Evacuation Procedures

Missing Student

Automobile Accident

Fire Emergency

Power Outage

Bomb Threat

Hazardous Materials Incident

Severe Weather

Bystander Intervention

Hostage Situation

Shelter in Place

Civil Disturbance

Medical Emergency

Winter Weather

Criminal Behavior



Download the LiveSafe app today: 
  1. Visit the Google Play or App Store and search for "LiveSafe."
  2. Register with your email and fill out your profile.
  3. Search for and select "Sewanee" as your school.

Once you have the app, click through the slides to learn more details about how LiveSafe can help you.

Don’t have a mobile device? No problem, share with us your cell phone and email address and we’ll include you in appropriate mass notifications.