Emergency Preparedness

Texas State is committed to protecting the welfare of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. The resources and procedures below are in place to foster a safe campus environment for all of us.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Bobcat Guardian

This free mobile app creates a virtual safety network of friends and family. When activated, the app allows your chosen “guardians” to check your status. Both you and your guardians can instantly contact University Police with your GPS location.

Emergency supply kit & go-bag

In an emergency, you may not have access to essentials like running water or electricity. At Ready.gov, the federal government shares recommendations on how to build an emergency supply kit to prepare to be self‐sufficient for at least three days.

Standard Response Protocol 

A standard plan of action helps all community members stay safe during an emergency situation. At Texas State, we use four types of emergency response actions for different scenarios: lockout, lockdown, evacuate, shelter.

Emergency Situations & Procedures

Active Shooter Response Training

In this video, learn evidence-based strategies for surviving an active shooter event. The actions “avoid, deny, defend” are taught by Texas State’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT), a nationally recognized safety resource.

Environmental Health, Safety, Risk & Emergency Management Manual

The EHSREM safety manual provides guidelines and procedures for managing campus emergencies. It covers a wide variety of situations, including evacuations, extreme weather, bomb threats, chemical spills and emergency medical treatment.