Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed logoAs a part of a national initiative, the University of Georgia Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is coordinating campus efforts to help “Stop the Bleed.” “Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.

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Winter Storm

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During periods of inclement winter weather, UGA follows a set procedure for announcing operational changes.

By policy, the university makes one of three announcements: UGA is open and operating on a regular schedule; UGA is closed; or UGA will delay opening until a specific time.

An all-campus email through ArchNews is the primary means to distribute such announcements. The announcement also is posted to the UGA home page (

Announcements will also be posted to Twitter (@universityofga and @UGAEVENTS) and Facebook ( and

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Bomb Threat

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Most bomb threats are received by phone. Act quickly, but remain calm and obtain as much information as possible from the caller. Where is the bomb located? (Building, Floor, Room, etc.) When will it go off? What does it look like? What kind of bomb is it? What will make it to explode? Did you place the … Read more

Medical Emergency

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Notify the UGA Police at  911 immediately. Provide the emergency dispatcher with your name, location, number of people injured, and a description of the medical emergency. Stay on the phone for instructions of how you can assist. Send a responsible person to meet first responders outside of the building on the street to lead the … Read more

Emergency Procedures – Disabilities

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UGA OEP encourages proactive planning by the entire University community for emergency situations. It  is recommended that any person with a disability who needs assistance alerting, evacuation and sheltering in the event of emergency self-identify and compete an emergency assistance referral form (EARF). This will assist OEP and other appropriate UGA departments with the development … Read more