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Definition of Emergency Terms

Shelter In Place

“Shelter in place” is an order for Armstrong students, faculty, staff and visitors to find a safe location indoors and to stay there until given an “all clear” or instructed to evacuate.


A lockdown is an immediate action taken in response to an active shooter incident, an act of violence on campus or dangerous weather, like a tornado in close proximity to campus. This strategy, which can affect all or part of Armstrong’s campus, is designed to limit exposure to a life-threatening, hostile or hazardous situation or threat.

When a lockdown is declared by administrative officials, occupants of any building within the impacted area are to remain in their respective spaces locking all doors and windows, not allowing entry or exit to a secured area until the “all clear” confirmation has been given. Individuals may be required to move to a safe location if they are immediately adjacent to the life-threatening or hazardous situation (e.g. shooter, bomb threat, etc.).

Due to the varying scenarios and situations that might occur on or near campus and the dynamic nature each scenario presents, it is imperative that the campus community follow instructions from the university and from law enforcement officials during a lockdown. 


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(November 10, 2017) – The Student Government Association and the Liberty Center Student Council of Armstrong State University request donations of new toys for their annual Toys for Tots campaign. The goal for the university’s 2017 campaign is to collect 500 toys. Donation boxes are located throughout campus.

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(March 7, 2017) On Saturday, March 4, more than 400 students, faculty and staff gathered on the steps of Student Union in the chill of the early morning for Treasure Savannah, Armstrong’s biannual day of community service in Savannah and Hinesville.

Read More Armstrong French Club to Host 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18

(February 7, 2017) – Armstrong State University’s French Club will host the 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18 at the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, located at 11935 Abercorn St. The festival will screen five French-language movies with subtitles covering a wide range of themes and issues. All screenings are free and open to the public.

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(April 12, 2016) – Presented jointly by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs since December 2015, the Campus Conversation series creates a safe space for students, faculty and staff to address complex issues together.

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