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Important Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information

Safety is a top priority at George Mason University. Safety, Emergency, & Enterprise Risk Management (SEERM) and Police and Public Safety are committed to creating an environment in which everyone in our community can thrive. We encourage you to become familiar with the university’s recommended procedures on how to prepare for and respond to emergencies that may occur on campus.

Be Prepared

All students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to register one or more cell phone numbers with Mason Alert, the university’s emergency notification system, to receive timely notification of events that affect your safety. Information on how to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies is available at  Please also visit the university’s Active Threat Response webpage for information about how to respond to violence on campus and to register for Active Threat training.

Virtual Training

Emergency Preparedness Training is available online. This training provides details on how Mason prevents, mitigates, responds to,and recovers from emergencies on campus. This training is mandatory for all faculty and staff. While not mandatory for students, all students are highly encouraged to take training to better understand emergency preparedness efforts at Mason.  Students can access the training through Blackboard. Faculty and staff must access the training through MasonLeaps.

In-Person Training

SEERM also offers Active Threat, Hands Only CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Stop the Bleed and Narcan (Opioid overdose) training programs. Training is free for faculty and staff; register online at EHSA. Classes for offices can be arranged upon request by contacting SEERM.

Public Safety App

The Rave Guardian public safety app offers a virtual safety escort feature, allows you to submit tips to University Police anonymously, and functions as a virtual blue light phone that can relay your profile information and location if you activate a panic call from the app. The application also has a map of all AED’s, Bleeding Control Kits and Narcan on campus. This application is free to all students, faculty and staff through the iTunes store and the Google Play store.

See Something, Say Something

It is important to remember that everyone can play a role in sustaining a safe and secure campus. If you suspect a person is capable of causing harm to themselves or others, witness a crime, or observe a suspicious incident or person, report your observation to Police immediately by dialing 911 or 703-993-2810.  Remember, if you see something, say something; take the challenge.

If you have any questions or concerns about Mason’s readiness for potential emergencies on campus, please contact SEERM or call 703-993-8448.

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