Prepare for Emergencies

The safety and well-being of our community is one of our highest priorities at Sam Houston State University. We encourage you to support our efforts by knowing what to do before, during, and after an emergency.

Severe Weather

Weather is unpredictable and you can expect to see a variety of weather conditions in our region such as:

More about Severe Weather


Targeted school attacks can happen in any school and community. Thus, it is vital for us to plan, prevent, and respond to threats that include, but not limited to:

Active Shooter

Bomb Threat

More about Threats


Many kinds of emergencies can cause you to have to evacuate. Planning helps you evacuate quickly and safely no matter what the circumstances.

How to Evacuate

Shelter in Place

There may be situations when it’s best to stay where you are and avoid any uncertainty outside.

Tips for Sheltering Place

Emergency Plan

The University has a collect of emergency plans that outlines our approach to emergency operations. The base plan serves as framework for more specific emergency support functional annexes. It provides general guidance for emergency management activities and an overview of our methods of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The plan describes our emergency response organization and assigns responsibilities for various emergency tasks.

Read Emergency Base Plan

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