Emergency Response

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Whitworth University Emergency Response

Whitworth University recognizes the safety and well-being of the campus community as our highest priority. We have put in place the staff, planning and resources necessary to respond effectively to a broad range of possible emergencies. A foundational principle of our crisis communications plan is to be proactive and open in communicating with students, parents, employees and others.

In the event of a campus emergency, information updates will be available through the campus news section of our home page at www.whitworth.edu, through the Whitworth switchboard at 509.777.1000, and through e-mail messages sent to students, parents, faculty and staff. In addition, Whitworth uses Rave, a text messaging service, to send notices about ongoing, life-threatening emergencies to mobile devices of students, parents*, faculty and staff who sign up for the service. Local television and radio stations may also have information available on their broadcasts and websites. 

* Note: Parents who wish to receive emergency text messages from Whitworth need to register their cell phone number via their student. Students can designate up to three cell phone numbers, including parents' cell phone numbers, to receive emergency text messages. Students can manage their emergency contact information through their WhitNet accounts (the student must go to User Account, Emergency Contact Information).

Whitworth's Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is based on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) used and recommended by local, state and federal emergency-response agencies. The ERP positions the institution to respond to any type and scope of emergency (i.e. natural disasters, pandemic flu or a building fire) and to integrate smoothly with emergency responders from off campus. The ERP has been reviewed and updated within the past year. Staff members with assigned responsibilities in the plan have participated in campus training and exercises to refine our level of preparation.

Emergency Phone Numbers
 


Campus Security:
509.777.4444

To Report a Fire:
911

Medical Emergency:
911

Washington State
Poison Center:
800.732.6985

County Sheriff:
911

Washington State Patrol:
911

Crisis Hotline:
509.838.4428

Campus Health & Counseling Center:
509.777.3259