Rowan is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for its students and employees. Safety, however, is everyone’s responsibility. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with this website and the procedures we ask you to use during an emergency.
In the event of an emergency, dial 911.
Power and Maintenance Emergencies:
Quick and reliable communication is critical during a campus emergency. At Rowan, we rely on a number of ways to communicate to our students and employees, including email, voicemail, Internet and the media (i.e., radio, television and newspapers). The Virginia Tech tragedy, however, demonstrated that these modes are not enough. Universities must utilize the latest technologies to communicate to their constituents in minutes.
With that as a goal, Rowan encourages all of its students and employees to register with the Rowan Alert, the emergency notification system. Subscribers will receive instructions about weather related class cancellations and/or University emergencies on registered devices (i.e., cell phone, email, voicemail).
To subscribe, please visit Rowan Alert System.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Rowan Alert, feel free to call the technology Support Desk at 856-256-4400.
Gloucester and Camden Counties invite Rowan to join their alert systems
To register for Gloucester County, visit the Gloucester County Alert System website.
To register for Camden County, visit the Camden County Alert System website.
Rowan's Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Response Plan
A group of emergency response planners maintain and regularly update a comprehensive handbook that lists protocols on how to and who should respond in a variety of situations, including:
Emergency Response Team
A core group of University employees regularly review and participate in emergency planning exercises. Depending on the level of emergency, personnel from the following areas are trained to respond:
* Counseling & Psychological Services oversees the training and mobilization of the Critical Incident Response Team, a group of 12 nationally certified counselors—Rowan staff and faculty—who can provide services night or day.
Responding to an Emergency
Most emergencies will be reported to the 911 county-operated center. The operator will dispatch a Rowan vehicle to the scene to assess the situation. If the dispatcher deems the situation as being critical, he or she will request that surrounding municipal police departments assist Rowan's police. If the situation is severe enough, the dispatcher will mobilize the county emergency response team, which will arrive on campus and establish an onsite command center.
Rowan responders will work with the command center personnel to provide assistance and guidance on how to work in a higher education environment. Rowan will hold a series of information sessions and post updates throughout and after an emergency.
Emergency Response Plan Review
A core group of the Emergency Response Team is reviewing and updating the Emergency Response Plan in light of the events at Virginia Tech. The committee will seek feedback as it introduces new policies and procedures during the coming weeks. If you would like to offer your thoughts on Rowan's plans, feel free to call Peter Amico, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator at 856-256-4955.
For more information
Call Michael Kantner, Emergency Management Coordinator at 856-256-4566, with questions or concerns.