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Emergency Preparedness

During any campus emergency, university community members and parents are asked to allow the Trinity University Crisis Management Team, and University staff to focus on the situation. Please refrain from delaying the process of the quality and timeliness of the University's response. We will take every effort to ensure timely notification of the most current information is available.

Trinity University has a Crisis Management Team (CMT) built using a foundation outlined in the National Incident Management System. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a standardized approach to incident management developed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Trinity’s Crisis Management Team is made up of administrative representatives. The Crisis Management Team meets regularly to review University policies, procedures, and practices related to emergency situations. The CMT also conducts regular exercises to prepare for potential crises.

Members of the Trinity University community are asked to prepare for emergency situations by doing the following:

  • Be attentive to and report any suspicious activity immediately to campus authorities. 
  • Be acquainted with procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. These emergencies include weather and natural disasters, violence toward members of the community, and accidents related to hazardous materials. 
  • Be attentive to University emergency notification mechanisms: text messaging, e-mail, telephone intercom announcements, telephone text display announcements, and the Trinity web site. 
  • Be aware that all University telephones have a "panic button" that allows callers to have two-way communications directly with the Trinity University Police dispatcher. 
  • Trinity also provides ELERTS Campus which is a powerful tool that allows users to call the campus police department or report a crime on or around campus. More information on ELERTS Campus can be found at

TUPD Emergency Procedures can be found HERE