For any medical, emotional, personal, or criminal emergency, please call Campus Police at 803/323-3333 for assistance. To reach a 911 emergency operator, dial 911 from any landline or cell phone.
Read information on what to do in active shooter situations.
In case of a fire:
If you receive a bomb threat by phone:
If you are informed of a bomb threat:
Winthrop University is within the 10-mile emergency planning zone (EPZ) for state and local government response to an accident at the Catawba Nuclear Station. A radiological accident could require the university to take protective measures such as in-place sheltering of personnel and students or closing and evacuation of the campus.
Alert and notification: A nuclear accident siren will be a continuous three-minute tone from the York County outdoor warning system. The three-minute tone will cycle on and off for a total of fifteen minutes. Campus Police will notify university administration and your building coordinator or residence learning coordinator/apartment manager, if special action is needed.
In-place sheltering: In the event that evacuation is not necessary or advised, in-place sheltering may be needed.
University evacuation: Should an evacuation become necessary, the university will close and students, faculty, and staff will be asked to leave campus and return to their homes. When at home, follow local evacuation plans, as determined by your hometown. Should you be unable to return home, you may request the university help you with the evacuation process. Please meet in the Dinkins Hall where you will be assigned a temporary shelter.
Evacuation route: Lewisville High School is the designated shelter for the Winthrop University area of the EPZ. The evacuation route from the university is to travel south on Cherry Road to Hwy. 901 (Heckle By-Pass). Turn left and continue on Hwy. 901 to I-77 South. Travel I-77 South to the exit 65 for Hwy. 9. Turn left at the top of the exit ramp and the high school will be on the left.
Before evacuating, please do the following:
You may return to the area when the “All Clear” signal has been given. Please listen to local radio or television stations.