If there is an emergency please call 781.768.7777 or extension 7777 or dial 911.
To remain prepared for all emergency scenarios, the Regis College Police Department developed this web page to provide the most current information on how to respond to an active shooter on campus.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Regis College Police at 781.768.7111.
The actions of an armed intruder are highly unpredictable and evolve rapidly. Because these type of situations often occur quickly before law enforcement arrive and are about 15 minutes long – faculty, staff and students must be ready both mentally and physically.
Watch this video by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to learn how to protect yourself:
In the event of an emergency, the university will attempt to alert the community through its emergency notification systems that sends messages by email, text and phone call. Please be sure to update your information in Regis Access to receive alerts.
If evacuation is not possible, ﬁnd a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to ﬁnd you and silence your phone and other electronic devices like radios, televisions and computers. Stay out of the shooter's range by lying flat on the floor when possible.
Hiding places should:
Be out of the active shooter’s view by hiding behind or under large items like cabinets and desks;
Provide protection if shots are ﬁred in your direction (i.e., an ofﬁce with a closed and locked door); and
Not trap you or restrict your options for movement.
If you are in an isolated room, prevent the shooter from entering by:
Locking the door;
Covering door windows or anything that allows a shooter to see into the room; and
Blocking the door with heavy furniture like desks, beds, dressers and bookcases;
If evacuation and hiding out are not possible:
Remain calm; and
Dial 911, if possible, to alert police to the active shooter’s location.
If you cannot speak, leave the line open and allow the dispatcher to listen.
Select appropriate menu, either the Student, Faculty or Employees menu.
Under the User Account menu, select the Emergency Messaging Contact Information link.
Add or update your information. If you have a Regis College phone number assigned to you, you do not need to enter that number; in the event of an emergency notification, all campus extensions will be contacted.
Please be sure to provide your text number and cell number in two locations on the contact screen (both as the text number and one of the voice numbers).
Click on the Confirm Contacts button at the bottom of the screen to save your information.
Log out of RegisAccess.
Contact information submitted via Emergency Messaging Contact Information form will be used only for university-wide, emergency messages. The system will not be used for routine announcements.
Your personal contact information will be maintained in a confidential manner and will not be shared with third parties.
Contact information for the emergency messaging system will be maintained separately from information collected for general communications and from information collected for notifications in the event of personal illness or injury.