What to do in an Emergency

Phone Number: 434-381-6111

The Department of Campus Safety is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all Sweet Briar students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Sweet Briar has a well-developed Emergency Management Program. All threats to our community can be divided into two categories, those that require immediate evacuation of buildings and those that require seeking shelter within the buildings.

The activation of fire alarms or mass notifications will signal the evacuation of buildings. The assembly locations are predetermined and practiced during evacuation exercises each year.

If an emergency dictates safety be sought within College buildings, appropriate information will be announced over Department of Campus Safety patrol vehicle public address systems and portable public address systems throughout the community. A siren alert tone will precede the announcement. All students, faculty, and staff will be instructed to remain within their classrooms, office areas, residences, or other indoor locations. Additional updated instructions will be available to all community members via email, voice mail, and this website.