Emergency Procedures

A counselor is available Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00 for emergencies.

AFTER HOURS CALL THE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (870) 235-4100

  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Suicide
  • Rape/Assault

Disruptive Behavior

  1. Approach the person calmly.
  2. Call the person aside and try to move the person away from an audience or crowd.
  3. Inform the individual that his/her conduct is disruptive and ask for his/her cooperation. Tell them that if they refuse, they will be asked to leave the area.
  4. If the individual does not calm down or cooperate, call or have someone call the University Police at 235-4100 or 911 to request assistance. NOTE: Once the police arrive on the scene, they are in charge of the situation.
  5. Do not attempt to restrain the person

Suicide

When a suicide ATTEMPT is made:

  1. Call University Police at 235-4100 or 911 and state location on campus.
  2. Stabilize the victim and administer first aid.
  3. After medical help arrives, call the appropriate senior administrator

When a suicide THREAT is made:

  1. If the person is a student residing on campus, call the associate dean of student life, the residence hall men’s coordinator or the women’s area coordinator at 235-4041 or the Office of Counseling and Testing at 235-4145, or contact the University Police at 235-4100.
  2. If the person is a student not residing on campus call the associate dean of student life at 235-4041 or the Office of Counseling and Testing at 235-4145, or contact the University Police at 235-4100.
  3. If the person is a non-student or University employee, call the Office of Counseling and Testing at 235-4145 or the University Police at 235-4100.
  4. After 5:00pm in all instances, call the University Police at 235-4100.

Rape/Assault

  1. Call the University Police at 235-4100 or 911 and state location on campus.
  2. Secure the crime scene until police arrive. Do not allow anyone to enter the area and do not disturb the crime scene.
  3. Provide initial support for the victim. If the assault occurred in the residence hall notify the women’s (235-4041/4367) and men’s area coordinators (235-4041/4359) and close friends or significant others as requested by the victim.
  4. Contact the Office of Counseling and Testing at 235-4141. If the victim chooses not to report the rape or assault to the police, a confidential report must be completed by the University employee to whom the rape was reported. The Student Right-to-Know Act requires that an accurate number of crimes be reported. However, the victim’s name will not appear anywhere on this report.