Prepare for an Emergency
CUNY Alert allows you to receive text, email and/or voice alerts of emergencies or weather related closings on your campus. You can choose your campus or office locations, phone numbers for voice and text messages, and/or email addresses for emergency notifications delivered directly to you.Sign-up for CUNY Alert
- Enter search term: Hunter College
- Once your plan is displayed, tap the plan to download.
- To access the download, use password: GOHAWKS (case sensitive)
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- Unless you are in imminent danger, stay in or move to a locked room such as a classroom or office.
- If you are in imminent danger, run to a safe location (classroom or office) and secure that area.
- Warn others not to move, but do not place yourself in danger by doing so.
- Avoid elevators and stairwells wherever possible; if you must use a stairwell to reach a safe room, remain pressed to the wall so officers can get by.
- Have a specific safety route in mind.
- Do not attempt to move wounded individuals.
- Immediately lock all doors and cover all windows using the window shades.
- Stay away from doors and windows. Turn off all the lights.
- Get behind ballistic cover (such as desks and cabinets.)
- Do not make noise. Silence your cell phones or any other devices.
- Arm yourself with whatever makeshift weapons you can find.
- Calm others.
- Make a group plan of attack if the shooter tries to enter the room.
- Listen for Public Address announcements.
- Call 911 only when it is safe to do so.
- Confrontation is the last resort. Use only if you or others come face to face with the assailant.
- Fight as if your life depends on it–because it does.
- Use improvised weapons. Attempt to quickly overpower the individual with force in the most violent way possible.
- Work as a group if you are with other people.
- Distract/disorient the attacker by throwing objects at them and yelling loudly.
- If you can, move to another area.
- If fighting, fleeing, or hiding are impossible, remain quiet or “play dead” to avoid detection.
See the My-EOP App for additional information about the following:
- Bomb Threat
- Fire/Arson/Smoke Condition
- Hazmat/Chemical Spill
- Hurricane/Severe Storm/Flooding
- Utility Failure
- Medical Emergency
- Physical Confrontations
- Psychological Crisis
If you have specific questions about safety or emergency preparedness at Hunter, call 212-772-4521.