Quinnipiac University

Emergency Preparedness

We make sure our community stays connected at all times in the event of an emergency. In cases where there is a crisis or event that threatens the safety or well-being of any facet of the university, a campus alert will be issued, with communications broadcast via the website, our text alert system, and social media channels.

The Emergency Management Team, which is made up of representatives from across our 3 campuses, was created to lead Quinnipiac through major emergencies that threaten the health and safety of the university community.

Members of the Emergency Management Team are available to respond around the clock, 365 days a year. The team meets monthly and oversees various facets of responding to a crisis, including planning, operations, logistics, public information and internal communications, safety and communication with the senior level management of the university and other major stakeholders. Members of the Emergency Management Team also have completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System training.

Emergency Information

Responding to an armed intruder/active shooter

  • Don’t let others impede your escape; however, offer to help others if possible. 
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Warn/prevent others from entering the area.
  • Call 911 when you are safe. 

  • Lock and/or block the door behind you. 
  • Silence your cellphone. 
  • Hide behind large objects. 
  • Remain quiet and stay out of view. 

  • Attempt to incapacitate the intruder. 
  • Act with physical aggression.
  • Improvise weapons.
  • Commit to your actions.
Active Shooter Training poster image

Active Shooter Training

Quinnipiac provides all employees with training in emergency situations.

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 you are 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.

Sign up for Alerts


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. 

Download Alertus