The Citadel is providing a safe and secure environment to its students, faculty, staff, and visitors through the training of personnel and practice of emergency exercises on campus. In the event of an emergency requiring immediate action and notification of The Citadel community, the following actions will be taken:

  • emergency sirens will sound
  • the BulldogAlert messaging system will send a combination of text, email, and voice messages to all communication devices and
  • emergency information and instructions will be posted to

The BulldogAlert messaging system broadcasts emergency information to email addresses and phone numbers provided by students, faculty, and staff. The aforementioned people can update their contact information in Blackboard Connect or the Lesesne Gateway portal. This information is kept confidential.


Current information about campus wide emergencies will be posted to the BulldogAlert homepage.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Fire and Crime Emergencies
843-953-5114, or
811 (landline use)
or 211 (landline use)
+1-800-273-8255 press 1
Sexual Violence
843-953-7277, or
843-425-1315 (24/7)
  • Title IX Coordinator (overall)
  • EEO/Diversity Manager and Deputy Title IX Coordinator (faculty/staff)
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator (athletics)
Child Abuse
  • Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (24/7)
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services, Abuse, and Neglect Hotline
Citadel Support Team
843-437-9645, 843-469-7492 or 843-743-9487
843-953-7277, or
843-425-1315 (24/7)
  • Chief EEO and Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Compliance and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
  • Office of Institutional Compliance
  • Fraud, Waste, and Abuse and Compliance Hotline
(can be anonymous)
Anonymous Reporting Form

Quick Guide for Emergency Procedures

When faced with an emergency listed below, follow the suggested steps.

Active Shooter on Campus

  • If possible, exit building.
  • If exit is not possible, clear corridor and remain behind locked or barricaded door, close windows/blinds, turn off lights, stay out of view and remain quiet.
  • Notify Public Safety 843-953-5114, or 811 (landline use).

Bomb Threat

  • If threat comes by telephone, get as much information as possible.
  • Notify Public Safety 843-953-5114, or 811 (landline use).


  • Activate fire alarm.
  • Notify Public Safety 843-953-5114, or 811 (landline use).
  • Notify others in the building; help those needing assistance.
  • Evacuate the building.

Serious Injury/Accident

  • Render immediate first aid.
  • Notify Public Safety 843-953-5114, or 811 (landline use).

Suspicious Package

  • Do not touch package; evacuate immediate area.
  • Notify Public Safety 843-953-5114, or 811 (landline use).

Suspicious Person

  • Do not physically confront or block their exit from a building; do not let person into a locked room.
  • Notify Public Safety 843-953-5114, or 811 (landline use).


  • Seek refuge in an interior, ground floor hallway or room.