The purpose of an emergency shelter-in-place alert on campus is to limit human exposure to an apparent life-threatening, hostile or hazardous situation. A shelter-in-place alert is necessary in situations where there is reason to believe that exiting a sheltered area will expose individuals to greater danger than remaining in place.
The primary authority to initiate a shelter-in-place order will be Campus Security. Should the situation warrant it, all faculty and staff have the authority to initiate an emergency shelter-in-place alert.
When an intruder on campus is actively causing deadly harm or the threat of imminent deadly harm to people, you should immediately seek cover and call or contact YVC Campus Security at 509.574.4610 (extension 4610, from any campus phone). Give as many details as possible relative to location, number of assailants, means of aggression, and other pertinent information.