Safety and Emergency Management


The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of the College's emergency management program. OEM enables, promotes, and supports the College community in effectively preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies.


In addition to College-wide efforts, OEM is available to provide guidance for departments developing and improving their emergency plans.



Contact us: 972.578.5555 |


Current employees and students sign up for CougarAlerts.


Also monitor the Collin College homepage for notifications during emergencies.


Standard Response Procedures

  • Shelter. Immediately relocate to an identified shelter location on the first floor when you receive a CougarAlert indicating a Tornado Warning. Remain calm and await further instructions.
  • Evacuate. Immediately relocate at least 300 feet from the facility during a fire alarm, gas leak, bomb threat or when directed. Remain calm and await further instructions.
  • Lockdown. AVOID - DENY - DEFEND. When your receive an indication or alert of an active attack then Avoid the area if possible. If not, then deny entry by locking or blocking doors. Defend yourself if needed. Remain calm and await further instructions.


In case of an emergency: See something - Say something

  • Know the location of the nearest telephone and call 972.578.5555
  • Report all pertinent information and facts: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and HOW.  At this point, the campus provost will manage the information flow.  Please treat the incident confidentially.
  • NOTIFY campus provost once emergency personnel or campus police have arrived and the immediate crisis is being managed.