• Emergency Phone Numbers

    On-Campus: Campus Safety 315-859-4000 (24/7)
    Off-Campus: 911

    Building Coordinators (BCs)

    During an emergency, BCs are the point of contact with Campus Safety.

  • Shelter-In-Place Procedures

    Stay inside the building you are in, even if you do not normally work or reside in that building.

    statue overlooking the Chapel
  • Emergency Communications

    The College will contact employees and students by phone, email and text messaging.

Hamilton College routinely operates in a manner which avoids emergencies. However, the College is not immune to critical incidents, and strives to plan and prepare for them through written plans and protocols, training, and effective communication strategies.

How to be Prepared

  • Know the location of both the muster point and assembly points for the primary buildings where you reside, teach, work, etc., and understand the difference between the two.
  • Always respond to an evacuation signal (fire alarm) as if it were an actual emergency.

On-Campus Emergency Contact Information
Contact Phone Number
Campus Safety (all emergency types) 315-859-4000
Campus Safety (non-emergencies) 315-859-4141
General Information 315-859-4444
Hamilton College Emergency Medical Services (HCEMS) 315-859-4000
Student Health Center 315-859-4111
Facilities Management (Maintenance Emergencies) 315-859-4500

*Note—dialing 911 (or 9 then 911) from on-campus phones directs you to the Campus Safety 315-859-4000, not Oneida County 911!

Off-Campus Emergency Contact Information
Contact Phone Number
Kirkland Police Department 315-853-3311
New York State Police 315-736-0121
Oneida County Sheriff’s Patrol 315-736-0141

Emergency Action Plans

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1. Law Enforcement Emergencies

  • Active Shooter/Hostile Intruder On Campus

    If you witness (or are otherwise directly involved in) an active shooter/hostile intruder incident on campus and your life is in imminent danger, take the following actions: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!

  • Biological Agent Threats (Suspect Mail)

    If you receive a suspicious letter or package on campus, and it is unopened, do not shake or empty the contents of the letter or package.

  • Bomb Threats

    If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT! Clear the area and immediately call Campus Safety (315-859-4000).

  • Suspicious Persons On/Near Campus

    Be vigilant for persons engaging suspicious activity.

2. Medical Emergencies

  • Medical Emergencies or Injuries

    Know the location of safety equipment (eye wash stations/bottles, emergency showers, first aid kits) in your area, and how to use them—where applicable. Adhere to the “Check, Call, Care” regimen regarding injuries.

  • Outbreaks of Infectious/Communicable Disease

    Due to the nature of college life, emergency actions/responses regarding infectious or communicable disease rely on prevention and identification/containment/control strategies.

3. Occupational or Residential Emergencies

  • Carbon Monoxide Detections

    As a precaution against CO exposure hazards, all dormitory facilities are equipped with CO detectors tied into existing fire detection/suppression systems.

  • Explosions

    In the event of a building explosion (related to fires or from a vehicular/aircraft explosion into a building on campus), immediately take cover under tables, desks and other objects, which will give protection against falling/flying glass or debris.

  • Fires

    If a minor fire appears controllable, IMMEDIATELY contact Campus Safety at 315-859-4000, who will contact the fire department. If a fire is not controllable, an emergency exists. If a building alarm has not automatically activated, manually activate the building alarm at the nearest pull station to signal an evacuation, report the fire by phone, evacuate all rooms and close all doors behind you to confine the fire and reduce oxygen—DO NOT LOCK DOORS!!

4. Environmental Emergencies

  • Chemical Spills

    Any emergency spill of a hazardous chemical or radioactive material should be reported primarily to Campus Safety 315-859-4000, and secondarily to the Director of Environmental Protection, Safety & Sustainability 315-859-4647.

  • Natural Gas Leaks

    Most gas “odors” external to buildings, when they are not accompanied with “hissing” sounds, are nothing more than this equalization process, and Facilities Management 315-859-4500 or the Director of Environmental Protection, Safety & Sustainability 315-859-4647, may be called to confirm that no emergency exists. However, if gas odors are strongly detected inside or outside, and/or if the odors are accompanied by hissing sounds, an immediate emergency exists.

  • Other Environmental Releases

    All personnel should have a general awareness of where systems and equipment with the potential for an environmental release are located, relative to the buildings where they normally work or reside.

  • Petroleum Spills

    An emergency spillage of a petroleum product (oil, gasoline, fuel oil, etc.) exists in the following situations: there is an immediate threat of fire or explosion (based upon the type/quantity of spilled materials, and location to nearby equipment/processes); or there is an uncontrolled release of petroleum product to the environment (like a stormwater drain).

5. Facility/Miscellaneous Emergencies

  • Hazardous Weather Conditions

    The classification of hazardous weather conditions is dependent upon a host of factors (exact weather incident, time of day, time of year, etc…)

  • Unplanned Power Outages

    The classification of unplanned power outages depends on several factors (expected duration of outage, time of day, time of year, etc…).

Hamilton Emergency Response Team (HERT)

Jeff Landry

HERT Chair, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs



Francis Coots

Director of Campus Safety (Incident Commander)



John Ball

Campus Safety Emergency Manager


Vige Barrie

Senior Director of Media Relations



Wayne Gentile

Assistant Director of Campus Safety


Brian Hansen

Director of Environmental Protection Safety and Sustainability


Philip Thompson

Director of Building Systems Management



Anthony Scalise Jr.

Campus Safety Investigator


Steve Stemkoski

Director of Human Resources


Judith Trimboli

Campus Investigator and Compliance Officer


Jerry Tylutki

Director of Information Security and Privacy


Penny Yee

Associate Dean of Faculty


Travis Hill

Dean of Campus Life



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