University Policies


If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please write to or contact Peggy Perno, Director of the Office of Accessibility and Accommodation, 103A Howarth Hall, 253-879-3395 or 3399. Peggy and her staff will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Emergency Response Guidelines

Please review university emergency preparedness, response procedures and a training video posted at There is a link on the university home page. Familiarize yourself with hall exit doors and the designated gathering area for your class and laboratory buildings.

If building evacuation becomes necessary (e.g. earthquake), meet your instructor at the designated gathering area so she/he can account for your presence. Then wait for further instructions. Do not return to the building or classroom until advised by a university emergency response representative.

If confronted by an act of violence, be prepared to make quick decisions to protect your safety. Flee the area by running away from the source of danger if you can safely do so. If this is not possible, shelter in place by securing classroom or lab doors and windows, closing blinds, and turning off room lights. Lie on the floor out of sight and away from windows and doors. Place cell phones or pagers on vibrate so that you can receive messages quietly. Wait for further instructions.