Active Shooter on Campus Response Materials

An active shooter on a university campus is a rare event, but faculty, staff and students need to be prepared.   Being safe is a skill that can be learned, and the resources below can help.

Profile of an Active Shooter

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “an Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.” In active shooter situations, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to react in ways to respond before and after laws enforcement officials arrive on the scene.

How to Respond

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Contact MTSU
  • University Police: 615-898-2424
  • Housing: 615-898-2971
  • Counseling Services: 615-898-2670
  • Student Affairs: 615-898-2440
  • News & Media: 615-898-2919