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Emergency Preparedness

How to respond to an active attacker situation, run, hide, fight.

Run, Hide, Fight

Penn State has adopted an Active Attacker Response Program as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to the safety of those who are on our campuses to learn, live, work and visit.

PSU Alert stay informed with Penn State's free texting service.


PSUAlert is the University-wide emergency messaging system used to notify our campus communities of emergency situations.

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Training and Resources

Penn State participates in a variety of emergency exercises and drills throughout the year that involve key leadership and stakeholders at the University.

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Plans and Procedures

Successful planning is the best way to prevent further disaster during an emergency. Whether you are at home or at the office, it’s important to have a plan. The Emergency Management Office recommends viewing the federal and state government’s tips and tactics for developing your emergency plan and being prepared.