Lynn University’s Crisis Management Team/Plan
Lynn University has a standing Crisis Management Team that actively monitors, measures and enhances the university’s emergency response capabilities and infrastructure. This team is comprised of administrators, staff and faculty representing virtually every area of campus, including the President’s Office, Student Life, Campus Safety, and Facilities, among many others.
The team utilizes a comprehensive, five-part Crisis Management Plan, to guide the university’s response to threats ranging from hurricanes to avian flu epidemics. This plan, which was built specifically for the university, is continually updated to assure the crisis team is armed with the best information to assure the safety and security of its students, employees and facilities.
Communication is key
Lynn has gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of its campus, while being mindful to maintain the collegial environment that makes our university a home away from home for our students, and our employees. Should an emergency occur on campus, the university’s Department of Safety and Security is able to articulate emergency information to the entire campus via a campus-wide voice alert system. At the same time, the university’s crisis response team utilizes a three-channel emergency alert system to update students, faculty and staff of any campus events that may affect them or the university calendar (such as tropical weather-related closings). This system allows the university to issue updates and alerts via the appropriate combination of e-mail, voice and text messages.
Everyone has a role to play
One of the main tenets of the plan is that every member of the Lynn community has a role to play when it comes to safety. One small thing that every student and employee can do is keep their emergency contact information up-to-date. That information can be updated on myLynn at any time by clicking on the “Emergency Contact Information” tab under “Helpful Links.” All students and staff are able to include up to four phone numbers (including numbers for parents or friends) in that system.