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Emergency drill planned on campus Tuesday


As part of Illinois College’s commitment to emergency preparedness, a shelter-in-place drill is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, at approximately 10 a.m.

Sheltering-in-place is a technique used in severe weather situations, hazardous material release, or during a violent occurrence on campus, where personnel secure their surroundings and remain in place. IC’s drill should last about 15 minutes and is designed to educate all students, faculty and staff about proper emergency procedures and to identify any areas for improvement.

Following the drill, there will be an evaluation of the College’s response and current shelter-in-place procedures to best prepare all members of campus in the event of an emergency. 

For more information, contact Leslie DeFrates, associate vice president, at 217.245.3261. 

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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