Lake Campus Emergency Action Plan

Civil Disturbance

Introduction

This Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is intended to assist Wright State University employees, students, and visitors in preparing for and responding to civil disturbances while at the university.

WWP 4007 is the university policy on demonstrations and marches.  Wright State University permits, promotes, and supports the free expression of ideas, views, and opinions by its faculty, students, staff, administrators, and visitors.  The university is committed to rights of expression, affiliation, and peaceful assemblage.  Faculty, staff and students should be free to discuss, debate and express ideas and opinions in public or private forums as long as they do not disrupt university functions.

Civil disturbances can include riots, threatening individuals, crimes in progress, or events that become significantly disruptive to the campus.

Response Procedures for a Civil Disturbance

If you become aware of a civil disturbance that is disruptive to university operations, call Wright State Police at 937-775-2111 or 911 from a university phone. Call Mercer County dispatch at 419-586-7724 if you are at the Lake Campus. Provide the following information:

  • The name of the group, if known
  • The exact location
  • The size of the group
  • Weapons involved
  • What is the group doing?
    • Damaging property
    • Making threats
    • Holding signs
  • Do they have shouting/chanting amplification devices?

Avoid the area of the disturbance.  Avoid provoking or obstructing demonstrators.

General safety guidance:

  • Remain calm
  • Follow directions of authorities
  • Do not become a spectator
  • Avoid windows and doors
  • Do not argue or enter into the debate with demonstrators 
  • Do not commit or become involved in any crimes
  • Remove yourself from the area