A lockdown is used when there is an immediate threat of violence in or around the university. A lockdown minimizes access and visibility and shelters students, faculty, staff, and visitors in secure locations. Faculty/Staff members are responsible for students and ensuring that no one leaves the safe area.
Lockdown procedures would only be invoked in situations which constitute life-threatening events, and where a facility evacuation could be fatal. A lockdown will be called by the President or his designee, the Clemson University Police Department or other emergency responders. The Buildling Security Coordinatior, Public Safety, and/or Facilities Services will secure buildling entrances.