Definitions

Clery Act – a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to disclose information about certain types of crimes that occur on or near the campus

Crisis Communications -communicating to various audiences—students, parents, staff, faculty, the public, media—in the midst of a crisis situation to provide guidance and resources

EC Alert - Elizabethtown College's communications system (text/phone/e-mail) for sharing information about situations that affect the safety of the campus community

Emergency Action Plan - an outline of how the College will respond during an emergency.  The purpose of the College's Emergency Action Plan is to protect the students and employees of Elizabethtown College from serious injury, property loss, or loss of life, should there be an actual major disaster on campus

Emergency Management Group (EMG) - a team of staff and faculty members who oversee the College's response to any type of emergency situation that may affect the campus community

Primary/Secondary emergency contacts - a specific designation made by a student, within the JayWeb system, that identifies contacts (parents, grandparents, legal guardian) to whom ECAlerts should be issued, in the case of a campus emergency

Shelter in Place - staying in your residence hall or inside any other location during an emergency