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Emergency Preparedness

As part of the College's preparedness for emergency or crisis situations, the ability to communicate effectively is critical. We need up-to-date emergency information from every student, faculty member and staff member.

The College collects this information in two ways, for two distinct purposes.

First, for reaching everyone in case of a campus-wide emergency, we use the Saints Alert system. We are currently updating and moving the Saints Alert database to a new self-service portal. Information about how to access and use the new portal will be posted here and on Cor and sent via email to the CSS Community in the coming weeks.  If you have changes to your Saints Alert account, please contact Mike Turner at during this transition.

Second, we need to be able to reach your loved ones if you become ill, injured, or in any other way incapacitated. Updating your information is quick and easy. Log on to Banner Web at:
All information you provide will be kept confidential and accessed only in case of an emergency situation.

General Emergency Response Information

A campus emergency may include fire, extreme weather, loss of power, pandemic, or other city, state, or federal emergencies that affect The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and at its coordinate campuses.

During an emergency, this page will be updated regularly with information for the St. Scholastica community.

If you lose Internet service, call the St. Scholastica Emergency Information Hotline (218-723-7099) for updates.

Public Announcements
In the event of a major emergency affecting multiple locations, The College of St. Scholastica will attempt to send email, text, and phone messages to all participants' emergency contacts.

Emergency Response Plan
View the Emergency Response Plan. The St. Scholastica makes every effort to ensure the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff. The College monitors health and safety situations locally, nationally and internationally through news reports and law enforcement advisories.

The College is prepared to respond to emergency situations through its Emergency Response Plan, as administered by the Human Emergency Response Team, Pandemic Response Team, and/or the Infrastructure Emergency Response Team. The plan includes College-wide procedures. The members of these teams have been trained for immediate and thorough response during an emergency.

Emergency Conduct
In the event of a major incident, the College advises all members of the internal community to follow these guidelines:

  • Stay calm.
  • Stay off the telephone and Internet except for critical communications; circuits often overload after emergencies. Don't add to the problem.
  • If the fire alarm sounds, follow your building's evacuation plan.
  • Follow the directions of trained College personnel, including Campus Security officers, Residence Life staff, and Facilities Services personnel.

Contact Us
To contact the emergency response team, during office hour (M-F, 7:30am -4:00pm) please call (218) 723-6387. You can also leave messages at this number at any time.

On campus emergencies requiring police, fire and/or EMS response, please call 9-1-1.

On campus non-emergency requiring a campus security officer's immediate response, please call 218-723-6175 (x6175).

Submit a question via email

Community Emergency Response Team

  • Steve Lyons, Incident Commander
  • Dory Kemph, Assistant Incident Commander
  • Diane Vertin
  • Mike Turner
  • Kevin McGrew
  • Megan Perry-Spears
  • Melissa Watschke
  • Terri Van Reese
  • Mike Hanson
  • Michele Ellis
  • Terri Van Reese
  • Natalia Miller
  • Teresa Guerrero
  • Elliott Johnson
  • Michele Runberg
  • Callie Ronstrom
  • Christine Sandal

Infrastructure Emergency Response Team

  • Tom Brekke, Incident Commander
  • Mike Turner, Assistant Incident Commander
  • Tim Orlowski
  • Art Sasse
  • Tanya Lowney
  • Mike Hanson
  • Elliott Johnson
  • Ben Adams

Pandemic Response Team

  • Barbara McDonald  
  • Diane Verin
  • Steve Lyons
  • Chris Mueller
  • Phil Rolle
  • Mike Turner
  • Tom Brekke

Saints Alert

Accidentally opt-out of emergency text messages?

You may request to begin receiving text messages again by texting "SUBSCRIBE Saints" to 23177.