We live in a world where anything can happen at anytime. And as recent events have proven, college campuses are not immune from danger.
For students, faculty and staff who want to be more prepared for emergency situations, the In Case of Crisis app provides users with essential information for any kind of crisis they might face on campus.
“I like the concept,” says Salt Lake Community College student Aleksei Gunn. “Having this kind of application will help me feel more secure in the future.”
After downloading the app, a list of colleges and universities will appear. SLCC users just need to click on “Salt Lake Community College” and the emergency guidelines for every situation will pop up.
All of the material is downloaded to a user’s phone, so information can be accessed without an Internet connection.
In Case of Crisis is as useful as it is reassuring. In the event of an emergency, every second could mean the difference between life and death.
Students, faculty and staff need to be prepared for every scenario.
For instance, one in five women are sexually assaulted while in college. If attempted sexual assaults are included, 25 percent of young women and 7 percent of young men are affected.
Anyone who experiences a trauma like this can use In Case of Crisis to get clear instructions on what to do next. Simply open the app and press the “sexual assault” icon for procedures to follow.
SLCC provides information for emergency situations ranging from a disruptive student to an earthquake to a bomb threat.
Contact numbers for each campus are also included in the app.