Any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires an immediate response from police, fire or ambulance personnel constitutes an emergency call to 911. Your judgment often determines whether an incident is an emergency but, when in doubt, make the call.

All Salus University faculty, staff and students, Hafter Student Community Center staff, Breyer Office park tenants, and visitors to any building on campus are authorized to phone 911 in the event of an emergency.

The Office of Safety and Security should also be contacted, allowing for the most efficient emergency response due to multiple building locations. Students, faculty and staff, and visitors should report all crimes and medical or fire emergencies to the Department of Safety and Security. 

Campus Crisis Response

The safety and security of Salus University students, faculty, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance to everyone on our campus – whether it’s in Elkins Park or at one of The Eye Institute’s three Philadelphia locations. If an emergency situation takes place at Salus, being prepared is essential. The video, “RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.®” posted below helps to educate and to ensure the safety of all members of the Salus community. Created by the Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, this video provides guidelines for responding to an emergency situation - in this case, an active shooter in the workplace.

While the University has many reactive emergency protocols in place for an extreme incident such as this, the first several minutes make a critical difference in the outcome. The guidelines in the video present a logical and concise plan on action steps members of the Salus community can take to help protect themselves and others.

Watch RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. video
Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing.