Emergency Guidelines for the Campus Community
Since 2001, there have been a limited number of incidents involving agents of terror, including Anthrax and Ricin, being sent through the mail. The following guidelines are intended to help identify suspcious materials and to provide procedures to follow in the event of receiving suspicious mail.
If you receive a suspicious letter or package:
Any staff member who handles mail in bins, bags or other bulk containers - either from the US Post Office or distributing to an entire department or a number of offices - must participate in a training program.
If the package or letter is not suspicious, please adhere to the following guidelines:
Pranks or hoaxes involving false threats of agents of terror, including Anthrax or Ricin, disrupt lives, create serious safety concerns, and tax valuable University and community resources. They create illegitimate alarm in a time of legitimate concern. The University and law enforcement authorities take all such actions very seriously. The University has adopted a "zero tolerance" policy and will aggressively investigate any such incidents. Any individual found responsible for such acts will be subject to University disciplinary action, up to and including separation from the University, and prosecution under State and Federal law.
Any staff member who handles mail in bins, bags or other bulk containers - either from the US Post Office or distributing to an entire department or a number of offices - must participate in a mail handling training session. Please contact Kelly States at 8-2648 to schedule a session.
Contact EHS at 258-5294.