Information for Faculty

Faculty Guidance

Binghamton University is committed to protecting the welfare of its community members and safeguarding the property and vital interests of the University. For this reason, the University has established comprehensive guidance for incident planning, response, and recovery at Binghamton University. As an instructor, you play an important role in the implementation and effectiveness of this guidance in your classroom.

Faculty Members Should:

  • Be familiar with your department's emergency plans as well as continuity of operation plans.
  • Provide your classes with general information relating to incident procedures at the start of each semester when reviewing your course syllabus (see document Classroom Emergency Preparedness and Response Information).
  • Know how to report an incident from the classroom(s) you use.
  • Take charge of the students in your classroom and follow appropriate procedures for all building alarms and incident alerts.
  • Ensure that students with disabilities or special needs have the information or assistance they may require during an incident.

Classroom Emergency Preparedness and Response Information: Syllabus Insert

This document provides important information for you to share with your students. It is intended to be inserted into the course syllabus and reviewed with the students at the beginning of each semester. Although the use of this document is optional, it is strongly encouraged.


Register for Emergency Alerts:

Faculty, staff and students may go to the BU BRAIN portal and register to receive emergency alerts for the Binghamton University campus. BU Brain link

Did You Know?

Emergency alerts can be distributed by both text message and email.

In addition to those alert methods, Binghamton University has twelve other modes for distributing emergency messages!

  • Outdoor siren (if you hear it, seek shelter inside immediately)
  • BU Alert Line (607-777-7700)
  • Electronic LED message boards and LCD TV screens
  • Campus voice mail
  • University web page (
  • Two-way radios (for many staff members)
  • University email listserv (i.e. Dateline and B-Line)
  • Local media outlets
  • University Call Center
  • Mobile public address systems