Active Threat

An active shooter can strike anytime, anywhere or anyone, and it’s critical that you know how to respond as soon as you become aware of potential danger.

"Avoid, Deny, Defend" is a national model that SMU has adopted to educate our campus. It is the result of in-depth, after-action lessons learned through partnerships with law enforcement agencies, individuals and institutions who have been involved in active shooter situations. This important information can help you plan in advance how to handle a life-threatening attack on campus including how to report suspicious activity, how to react to the threat and what to expect from responding officers.