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University Police Department
317-940-BUPD for non-emergencies
317-940-9999 from a cell phone, emergencies

525 W. Hampton Drive
911 from a campus phone
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Emergency Guidebook

Emergency Guidebook

Rally Point & Shelter in Place Locations

 

Parking Allocation Map showing lot numbers.

Building Name

Rally Point Location (s)

Shelter in Place Location (s)

Apartment Village

Parking Lots #26, 27, 28, 31

1st floor hallways, interior bathrooms and closets

Atherton Union

 

South Mall 

 

 

Lowest level, away from doors and windows, use interior rooms and bathrooms if possible

 

Athletic Annex Parking lot #32 Interior hallways, bathrooms and closets.
Butler Terrace Apts. 46th St. West to South lawn of Schrott

Lowest level, interior hallways, away from exterior doors and walls. Utilize bathrooms and closets when possible.

Center for Faith and Vocation Parking lot #23 or South lawn of Schrott Lowest level (basement). Utilize interior hallways, bathrooms and office spaces. Stay away from exterior doors and windows. 

Clowes Memorial Hall

East Mall or lot #23

Lowest level, into Krannert Room and Green Room. Stay away from doors and windows. Stairwells as a last resort from 1st floor to lower level. 
CTS Apts: A, B, & C Lot #42 Lowest level, interior hallways, away from exterior doors and walls. Utilize bathrooms and closets when possible.
CTS Main Building Lot #42 or 45 Lowest level away from doors and windows. Utilize interior offices and bathrooms. 

Fairbanks Building

Lot # 2 or 3

Lowest level away from doors and windows. Utilize interior offices and bathrooms. 
Fairview House Irwin south lawn Lowest level, use interior hallways, closets, bathrooms. Stay away from exterior doors and windows. 

Gallahue Hall

Donor Plaza or Parking Lot #18, 19, 20

Lowest level (basement). Can also utilize stairwells from 1st level to lower level. Stay away from doors and windows.

Health & Recreation Center (HRC)

Parking Lot #25

Men's and Women's locker rooms located on the lowest level. 

Hinkle Fieldhouse

Parking Lot #25, 26

Proceed to the lowest level of the building via the nearest ramp. Avoid exterior doors and windows. 

Holcomb Academic Building

Donor Plaza or Parking Lot #18, 19, 20

Lowest level (basement). Utilize interior hallways, bathrooms and office spaces. Stay away from exterior doors and windows. 
Holcomb Observatory South lawn of observatory Lowest level (basement). Utilize interior hallways, bathrooms and office spaces. Stay away from exterior doors and windows. 
Irvington House

Parking lot #2, or 3

Lowest level, use interior hallways, closets, bathrooms. Stay away from exterior doors and windows.

Irwin Library  South Mall Lowest level (basement). Utilize interior hallways, closets, bathrooms. Stay away from exterior doors and windows.

Jordan Hall

South Mall or Donor Plaza

Lowest level (basement). Utilize interior hallways, bathrooms and office spaces. Stay away from exterior doors and windows. 

Lilly Hall

East Mall

Lowest level (basement). Utilize interior hallways, bathrooms and office spaces. Stay away from exterior doors and windows. 

Pharmacy Building

North Mall, Donor Plaza, or Lot # 18, 19

Lowest level (basement). Utilize interior hallways, bathrooms and office spaces. Stay away from exterior doors and windows. 

Resco (Residential College)

Ross Hall or South Mall

Lowest level. Avoid large open spaces. Use hallways, closets and any interior spaces. 

Robertson Hall

Grassy area east of Robertson or south of Observatory

Lowest level (basement). Utilize interior bathrooms and office space. Avoid any large, open space. 

Ross Hall

Resco or Parking lot #8

Lowest level (basement). Avoid large, open spaces. Use hallways, closets and any interior spaces. 

Schrott Center

Lot 23 or East Mall

Lowest level avoiding exterior doors and windows. Avoid large, open spaces. 

University Terrace

Athletic Annex

1st floor, interior hallways, away from exterior doors and walls. Utilize bathrooms and closets when possible. 

Shelter In Place Maps

Shelter in place (or place of refuge) refers to a designated area of safety when it is not safe to go outside, such as an interior room with no or few windows, and taking refuge in that location. If you are told to shelter in place, follow the instructions provided. Different situations require different locations.

You may be required to shelter in place for events such as an active shooter, tornado warning, hazardous material incident, or when directed by police personnel.

You must immediately seek shelter in the nearest facility or building (preferably in a room with no windows):

  1. When directed by the University Police Department or the Indianapolis Fire Department
  2. When directed by the Butler University emergency warning notification system

Try and obtain additional clarifying information by all possible means (Butler University’s main web page, TV, radio, email, etc.)

  • It would be useful to have a cell phone, hard-wired telephone, or computer system in the shelter location to assist in obtaining additional information as well as being able to report any life-threatening conditions.

Shelter in place map—Hinkle Fieldhouse 

Shelter in place map—Butler Bowl

If There Is a Fire

If you see a fire, or smell smoke, pull the nearest building alarm and make sure the University Police Department has been notified by calling 911 from a campus phone, or (317) 940-9999 from a cell phone.

  • Evacuate the building immediately.
  • Assist those with mobility issues on your way out.

Prepare and Prevention 

Familiarize yourself with the emergency and evacuation procedures as well as locations of exits, stairwells, and doors.

Fire Drills

The University Police Department conducts both announced and unannounced fire drills throughout all campus buildings. These drills are monitored by members of the Department of Public Safety and recorded. Any system or operability issues are forwarded on to the Butler University's Facility Division.

Annual fire drills are conducted throughout campus. All drills are monitored and evaluated by a member of the Department of Public Safety.