Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Bomb Threats

Bomb threats may be received by telephone, email or letter.  If you receive a bomb threat, remain calm and obtain as much information as possible.

  • Exact location of the bomb
  • When is it going to explode
  • What kind of bomb is it
  • Why was it placed there
  • Who the caller is

Immediately contact Campus Safety at 773.508.SAFE from an off-campus phone.  If there is no answer or the line is busy, hang up and dial 911.  Provide them any information that you have received, specifically the location and the time the bomb is supposed to explode.

If the threat was made in writing, do not handle the letter or note any more than necessary. 

Do not touch or move any unfamiliar objects, move as far away from them as possible and wait for police in a safe location.

The senior Campus Safety official on site will determine if an evacuation is warranted.  If the building is evacuated, account for all building occupants at the designated meeting area. 

If deemed necessary, a Loyola Alert, emergency notification will be sent out alerting the Loyola Community. 

The Provost or his/her designee will make all decisions regarding cancellation of classes.   

The Vice President of Human Resources will make all decisions regarding continuation of the work day.