The following message was sent to the Barnard community on March 5, 2018:

Dear Members of the Barnard Community,

Over the past three weeks, our nation has been confronted, once again, with the devastating news of a mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as well as campus shooting incidents at Southeastern Louisiana University and Central Michigan University. 

Barnard is committed to preparing for, responding to, and mitigating emergencies affecting our campus community. In addition to campus security that is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Barnard maintains an active Emergency Management Committee -- representing academic and administrative departments -- that reviews and refines campus safety practices and protocols. 

It is imperative that we continuously offer ongoing training to equip our community with the latest safety training and techniques. It is for that reason, Public Safety consistently offers Life Safety Trainings open to all members of the community, as well as trainings focused on specific topics important to resident assistants, student leaders, and faculty and administrative departments.

To that end, I would like to invite all interested to attend an upcoming training on how to respond to an active shooter. While this information is built into our ongoing Life Safety Trainings, we would like to offer two opportunities specifically focused on this topic. These trainings will cover situational awareness, recognizing behavioral indicators, recommended tactics (run, hide, fight), and critical thinking exercises. 


Event Dates & Times:
Monday, March 19, 4-5 p.m.
Friday March 23, 2-3 p.m.

Location: The Diana Center, Room 203
Registration is not required.

Please know that additional training is always available. You should feel free to call, email or stop by the Public Safety Office for consultation at:

104 Barnard Hall
Non-emergency: (212) 854-3362
On-campus emergency: (212) 854-6666

Our commitment to your safety and security is paramount, and we will continue to share opportunities with the community about future trainings. 


Antonio Gonzalez
Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management

Gary Maroni
Director of Emergency Management and Fire Safety