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Faculty and Staff Guidance

Tennessee State University is committed to protecting the welfare of its community members and safeguarding the property and vital interests of the University. For this reason, the University has established comprehensive guidance for incident planning, response, and recovery. As an instructor, you play an important role in the implementation and effectiveness of this guidance in your classroom.

Faculty Members Should:

  • Be familiar with your department's emergency plans.
  • Provide your classes with general information relating to incident procedures at the start of each semester when reviewing your course syllabus (see document Classroom Emergency Preparedness and Response Information).
  • Know how to report an incident from the classroom(s) you use.
  • Take charge of the students in your classroom and follow appropriate procedures for all building alarms and incident alerts.
  • Ensure that students with disabilities or special needs have the information or assistance they may require during an incident.

Classroom Emergency Preparedness and Response Information: Syllabus Insert

This document provides important information for you to share with your students. It is intended to be inserted into the course syllabus and reviewed with the students at the beginning of each semester. Although the use of this document is optional, it is strongly encouraged.


Register for Emergency Alerts:

Faculty, staff, and students may go to the Tiger Alert portal and register to receive emergency alerts for the Tennessee State University campus. 

Did You Know?

Emergency alerts can be distributed by text message, email, and voice calls.

In addition to those alert methods, Tennessee State University has other modes for distributing emergency messages:

  • Outdoor siren (if you hear it, seek shelter immediately)
  • Electronic LED message boards and LCD TV screens
  • University web page
  • Social media platforms
  • Two-way radios (for many staff members)
  • Local media outlets




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