Quinnipiac University Public Safety Training Officer Brad Bopp delivers a presentation on active shooter safety on behalf of the Department of Public Safety in the Rocky Top Student Center at the York Hill Campus on Tuesday, February 5, 2018..

Responding to an Active Shooter Crisis

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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is a priority at Quinnipiac. Members of our emergency team are available to respond around the clock, 365 days a year. Additionally, all of our employees receive training on how to respond in emergency situations, particularly in the instance of an active shooter/intruder.

In the event of an emergency or crisis, a campus alert will be issued, with communications broadcast via the website, our text alert system, and social media channels.

If you witness an active shooter situation, call 911

An active shooter is an individual who is armed and threatening harm to people in a confined space.

Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Nature of the incident
  • Location of the incident
  • Injuries, if any
  • Description of the intruder
  • Weapons, if any
  • Phone number for a call back

Contact us

Public Safety

For non-life-threatening emergencies or routine requests for help, call Public Safety:

Rave Guardian

Download this free app on your device by searching "Quinnipiac" in your iTunes App Store or Android Market.
This application provides rapid and proactive communications with friends, family, co-workers, your college or university, and 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. 

QU Alerts

All members of the Bobcat community are encouraged to sign up for QU alerts. Once registered the University may connect with you via text, email, and a phone call about any emergencies, weather-related cancellations, or other critical University information. Users will be prompted to enter their credentials to complete the form.


To receive timely announcements and emergency alerts to your computer, members of the Bobcat community must install this program. Users will be prompted to enter their credentials before downloading the appropriate installation package.