Emergency Management

The Assumption University Department of Public Safety/Campus Police provides a comprehensive program of police, security, crime prevention, fire safety and emergency medical services to help ensure as much as reasonably possible that the university community remains a safe and pleasant place in which to live, work and study.

Trained, Prepared and Ever-vigilant

Staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by sworn police officers and civilian personnel, Public Safety is responsible for enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth along with University rules and regulations. Public Safety is also responsible for preparing for unexpected incidents and ensuring for an immediate response to such incidents.

The University understands that the community could be impacted by an emergency incident or crisis situation at any time. Proper planning and training for such an occurrence is one way the University seeks to prepare for such incidents.  The University's Emergency Response Plan articulates the policies and procedures to be followed by University personnel in the event of a variety of incidents. It is intended to be generic in nature, providing the framework for a comprehensive response and dovetailing of resources with Worcester Emergency Management and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

The University recognizes that during an incident that may impact the campus community, the immediate protection and safety of students, staff, faculty and visitors is our priority.  Additionally, the University also recognizes the importance of ensuring the safety and protection of University research, property, community, and the environment. The overall objective of our plan is to provide guidance and leadership when responding to emergency incidents, coordinating emergency operations and restoring normal campus operations and services as soon as possible. At Assumption, all residence halls and our main dining hall are equipped with generators to ensure seamless operations and a safe environment for our students should incidents which impact the delivery of power service does occur.

The Emergency Response Plan has been reviewed by Worcester Emergency Management to ensure seamless collaboration with the City of Worcester and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While the University is hopeful that the activation of such a plan would never be required, entrusted with the safety of your son or daughter, the University takes very seriously this responsibility.

Emergency Management at Assumption