Active Shooter On Campus

Would you know what to do if there is an active shooter in your vicinity?

Your safety starts with personal planning and diligence.

Over the past several years in the United States, there have been a number of incidents of violence in public venues, in workplaces, and in schools, including universities. 

It is unwise to think "it can't happen here".  

Be aware of your surroundings and learn what to do in an emergency situation. We must prepare ourselves in the event we have an Active Shooter or other significant threat to life on our campus.  If we should have an Active Shooter on our campus your chances of survival increase dramatically if you know what to do. 

We will make every effort to verbally warn you of threats through the campus-wide fire alarm network and our SAFE Alerts program.  Unfortunately these warnings sometimes cannot be made until after the act of violence has started. 

Please take some time to review the helpful resources available on this page.   

WHAT TO DO. This is a summary of what to do edited by the UW-Superior Department of Public Safety.

WHAT TO DO (Guide) This is a more comprehensive guide put together by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Run, Hide, Fight: We strongly recommend that you view this Active Shooter safety video (Run, Hide, Fight) which was produced by the City of Houston, Texas (Ready Houston) with funding from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.


Learn more


On-line Active Shooter course(IS-907)


This on-line course is available through the FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP) and is recommended for all University employees.  (It only takes about 45 minutes to complete.)

Please contact us if you would like more information.