Your Role and Responsibilities
The Hofstra community is made up of almost 13,000 graduate and undergraduate students, full and part-time, residential and commuter, from 48 states and 68 countries, as well as 2500 faculty and staff and thousands of visitors each month. Our community is a large, diverse grouping of people from all over the world, with different capabilities and abilities.
As such, your most important role in a crisis is to share information and resources with your colleagues, friends, and fellows during a crisis. Make sure you work together, listen for and follow official instructions, get the information you need to be safe, and stay safe.
In addition, you should understand the following:
- All members of the Hofstra University community should know how to access emergency information through the Campus Alert Notification Network (CANN). Please learn more about CANN and how to access information in the Getting Information section of this site.
- Hofstra community members should familiarize themselves with the emergency procedures and evacuation routes posted in the buildings that you live in or use frequently.
- Community members must be prepared to assess situations quickly but thoroughly, and use common sense in determining a course of action.
- Community members should evacuate buildings (except when otherwise instructed) in an orderly manner when an alarm sounds or when directed to do so by emergency personnel.
- Community members should report fires and other emergencies immediately to Public Safety and the proper authorities.
- The Department of Public Safety and the Department of Residential Programs provide training and information to help students know what to do in emergencies and how they can be prepared ahead of time.
- Residential students should pay special attention to their Resident Assistant (RA).
- All members of the Hofstra community should carry their Hofstra University Identification Card with them at all times.