from the UDM president
Dear UDM Colleagues and Students,
During these unsettling times for us, I want the University
community to know that we are taking important steps to continue
to maintain a safe and secure environment on all three campuses.
During this high alert period, UDM has reviewed its emergency
plan and instituted a number of heightened security measures
in our residence halls, and in and around all buildings. Our
Public Safety Department is well prepared and regularly communicates
with the Detroit Police Department and other area law enforcement
officials in case of emergency.
The University has developed a detailed Emergency Response
and Recovery Plan for campus safety and disaster preparedness
if anything were to effect the University. As part of the
plan, UDM Building Coordinators will be identified to assist
in case of a building evacuation. A list of coordinators
will be distributed shortly.
Students, faculty and staff are asked to go about their normal
business, but to notify Public Safety of any suspicious activity,
such as unauthorized people in restricted areas and abandoned
parcels, bags, or vehicles. In the unlikely event of an actual
emergency, the UDM community will be notified through a variety
of internal and external communications including media outlets
(radio, tv and print), the UDM website, e-mail and campus
May we all be blessed with strength and hope in the days
Fr. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.
President, University of Detroit Mercy