Emergency Response Policy

On-Campus Emergencies
For all emergencies on campus, dial Campus Safety at x767.

Bennington College has developed an Emergency Response Plan to provide a systematic and comprehensive response to a wide variety of emergency conditions that could occur on campus. Part of this Emergency Response Plan is a system that communicates threatening situations to the community.

To facilitate communication, the College utilizes the Send Word Now Emergency Notification System. During an emergency, notifications are sent to all employees via campus telephone and email, and any other communication devices registered with the system (home phone, personal cell phone, email address, etc.) In addition, the emergency alert siren at the Visual and Performing Arts Building (VAPA) will be sounded.  This system is tested each academic term.