Emergency Procedures

How do I report an emergency?

Contact the Auraria Campus Police Department:

  • Call 911 from a campus phone
  • Call 303-556-5000 from a cell phone
  • Text-a-Tip to 720-593-TIPS (8477)

Are You Ready? Emergency Procedures

Emergencies can range from severe weather, fire, or suspicious objects/people to a bomb threat or an active shooter.

Bomb Threat Evacuate the building; do NOT use cell phones or radios within 300 feet of the area suspected of containing the device.
Building Evacuations Use the building’s nearest exit; do NOT use elevators.
Fire Activate the nearest fire alarm and evacuate the building. Call the Auraria Campus Police Department—911 from a campus phone or 303-556-5000 from a cell phone.
Tornado or Earthquakes Find a designated underground shelter or move to an interior room/hallway. Position yourself beside, NOT under, a sturdy piece of furniture. Stay away from windows and do not open windows. 
Power Outage Move cautiously to a lighted area. Check our homepage for more information.
Suspicious Person or Object Call the Auraria Campus Police Department—911 from a campus phone or 303-556-5000 from a cell phone.

Emergency Procedures Guides (printable)


Automated External Defibrillator Program

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are in all major campus buildings as a safety measure for cardiac crisis events. These portable devices are located in easy-access points, primarily on the first floor of buildings. In buildings you frequent, please be aware of where you can find the closest AED. The AED will coach untrained responders on operating the device with voice commands. It checks for heart rhythm and will send an electric shock to restore the heart back to a normal rhythm if it is deemed necessary.

The Campus AED Program Guide outlines the availability, maintenance, and proper use of AEDs on the Auraria Campus. In addition, it outlines roles and responsibilities to ensure program compliance and success.