Student Emergency

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

During an emergency situation on campus, the Office of the President and the Emergency Management Team will be alerted. The Chain of Command Policy I-03 will be implemented in the event the president is unavailable. The Emergency Management Team will work with Campus Safety and the Rapid City Police Department to confirm the situation. Upon confirmation of an emergency affecting campus, the Emergency Management Team will immediately initiate a notice to the entire campus via the Campus Alert System, which is available for all students, faculty, and staff. This service allows the South Dakota Mines to send emergency alerts to cell phones, landlines or computers. In the event that the emergency may affect the larger community, the Office of University Relations will notify the proper media outlets. The Campus Alerts Policy VII-01 is available at

The South Dakota Mines Emergency Management Team will, without delay and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing the notification will, in the professional judgment of the responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist the victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

The South Dakota Mines will test the emergency response and evacuation procedures annually at a minimum. Emergency and evacuation procedures will be publicized with a minimum of one test per year. These tests may be announced or unannounced. Documentation will be kept for each test including the description of the exercise, the date, the time, and whether it was announced or unannounced.

Emergency response and evacuation procedures are available at

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The Campus - Emergency

In an immediate emergency, CALL 911

Campus Safety Office

  • (605) 394-6100
  • on campus dial 6100

Campus Phone Info

  • On-campus prefix is 394
  • Dial 9 first on campus to get an outside line
  • South Dakota area code is 605