The Emergency Operations Plan addresses preparedness, response, and recovery
for emergency situations that have an impact on the campus community. The Plan applies
to all members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff, administrators and
guests) and, when implemented, takes precedence over any other Ashland University
Authority to declare a campus state of emergency and/or initiate the Emergency
Operations Center, as indicated in the Emergency Operations Plan, resides with the Vice
President for Business Affairs, or his or her designate. This authority was established by
the President’s Cabinet. This authority also includes terminating a declared campus state
of emergency. In the event the Vice President of Business Affairs is not available, the
decision to declare a campus state of emergency resides with the Ashland University president. If neither
the vice president nor president is available, authority to declare a campus state of
emergency resides with the available members of the Policy Group.
For Level I non-medical or fire emergencies that occur during normal operating
hours, the involved department, personnel or student may directly contact the appropriate
primary responder. When offices are closed, please notify the Safety Services
Department. The Safety Services Department will provide assistance and notify the
appropriate primary responder.
In the event urgent outside assistance is required (i.e. fire, police, or emergency
medical), these calls will be made by the Safety Services Dispatcher before notification to
the on-campus primary responder.