Should an emergency situation arise at the University of Denver, rest assured that we have planned for it and are prepared to respond. The most helpful thing you can do as a parent or loved one of a student is stay informed by visiting http://www.du.edu. We understand that it is natural to want to call your student or Campus Safety, but doing so would severely slow our response to the situation at hand. During an emergency it is likely that phone lines and cellular towers will become jammed with traffic. Each minute we spend answering the phone is a minute that we cannot focus our attention on stabilizing the situation and ensuring the safety of everyone on campus.
Emergency Preparedness for Parents & Families
No family likes to think that their student might find his or her self in and emergency, but it can happen. The most important thing you can do for your student is help them prepare.
Please visit http://www.ready.gov for in depth information on family planning and preparedness. The "Get a kit, Make a plan, Be informed" model has proven successful in countless scenarios; it is recommended that you work with your student to build an emergency kit, write a family emergency plan, and monitor the University of Denver website to stay informed.
Again, please visit http://www.ready.gov for more information on family preparedness.