Important Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information

Posted: February 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Dear Patriots,

Safety is a top priority at George Mason University. The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) and University Police are committed to creating an environment in which everyone in our community can thrive. With this in mind, we encourage you to become familiar with the university’s recommended procedures on how to respond to acts of violence that may occur on campus.

There are no threats at this time, but as many of you know there has been an increase in acts of violence on university campuses across the nation. We want everyone in our community to have the necessary resources in the unlikely event we encounter a dangerous situation.

Please visit the university’s Active Threat Response webpage for information about how to respond to violence on campus and to register for Active Threat Training. Information on how to prepare and respond to other types of emergency situations is available at

It is important to remember that everyone can play a role in sustaining a safe and secure campus. If you suspect a person is capable of causing harm to themselves or others, or observe a suspicious incident or person, report your observation to University Police immediately by dialing 911 or 703-993-2810. Remember, if you see something, say something; take the challenge.

If you have any questions or concerns about Mason’s readiness for potential emergencies on campus, please contact EHS at or 703-993-8448.


David Farris, PhD
Executive Director of Safety & Emergency Management
Environmental Health and Safety Office
George Mason University