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Violence on Campus

The likelihood you'll experience a violent incident on campus is low; you should be prepared though, both mentally and physically, to deal with a violent situation before law enforcement arrives.

Tragic incidents around the country have demonstrated that preparedness, alertness, quick action, immediate notification and rapid response are imperative.
How quickly and safely you react to a bomb threat could save lives, including your own.
The chances of active shooter situations on campus are extremely rare, but because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation. 

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Report an Emergency

On Campus
  Call 716-645-2222 or
  Use a blue light phone
Off Campus —
Call 911
Downtown —
Call 911


Hazardous Materials
    Call 716-829-3301

    Call 716-645-2227