Emergency Information

Automated External Defibrillators

Saint Mary’s has a number of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) on campus. AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically diagnose the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient. An AED is able to treat patients through defibrillation (the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia) allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. AEDs are designed to be simple to use for all, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aid, first responder and basic life support (BLS) level CPR classes.

Call Boxes

Saint Mary’s has three callboxes located on campus which can be used in emergency situations to contact the Campus Safety desk directly. The Campus Safety desk is staffed 24 hours/day and has immediate radio contact with responding, on duty Campus Safety Officers.   Map of location for AED devices and Callboxes

Emergency Notification System

Introduction to Blackboard Connect

Blackboard Connect is an online data system that can, in case of an emergency, send a message from the university to our stakeholders via text messages, e-mails, and phone. For the system to be effective, students need to self-disclose contact information. Blackboard Connect will only be used in case of an emergency and occasional tests of the system. Please note the information you provide will be utilized only for these purposes.

Information Used

The university will automatically upload office/room phone information and e-mail addresses as well as other information you provide. If you wish to opt out of the “text messaging” step of this notification log onto WebTools and declare this (see “Updating your information”). Please note you may opt out of only the text messaging step. The other steps, including phone calls and e-mails, will still be utilized.

Additional information you provide

You may add additional information to be associated with your ID. The information you supply includes individuals you would like to be contacted in case of a Saint Mary’s University emergency. Examples are a parent/guardian, spouse, sibling, other family member, etc.

Updating your information

This information may be updated as often as necessary. The university regularly uploads the information to Blackboard Connect. Failure to provide information or update information in a timely manner may result in individuals not receiving emergency notifications. The university will update room and e-mail address changes; however, it is your responsibility to update other personal information as it changes. To add or update your information: Log onto WebTools – webtools.smumn.edu Click on Change Personal Information Click on Blackboard Connect (Emergency Notification System) Fill in your information Click Submit

Other information

If you wish to add more information than what is allowed via WebTools, please contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@smumn.edu. If you have questions, contact the offices of Student Life or Campus Safety.