1. For Anyone on campus
The following guides provide instructions and information on how to respond to potential emergencies or dangerous situations that may occur at George Mason University Korea or within Incheon Global Campus. Each guide is designed to address a specific component of emergency management and should be used in conjunction with other emergency preparedness guides to provide a unit/department-specific emergency response plan.
All fire alarm activations should be taken seriously. Never assume it is a false alarm. Building occupants must evacuate when the alarm sounds.
Do not re-enter the building until authorized by emergency personnel.
Please find out more on George Mason University Korea Evacuation Plan
If a student or employee suffers an injury, becomes ill, or suffers from alcohol poisoning, drug overdose or other medical issue and requires immediate medical attention, the following actions should be taken:
The following procedures must be followed whenever a critical (i.e., power, water, and/or heating, ventilation and air conditioning) utility failure occurs:
If you are required to evacuate a building, it is suggested that you take all personal belongings with you and secure the area before leaving. In the event of a power failure, electronic access systems should remain operational using battery backup for a limited period of time following the power outage.
The Severe Weather Shelter Area for Mason Korea students and employees is G105 and G106 Classrooms of the Mason Korea Building.
If a tornado warning or severe weather warning is issued, the following actions should be taken:
Shelter areas are indoor locations that are capable of providing protection from severe weather and should ideally:
If You Are Indoors: Remain indoors and seek protection until the earthquake subsides. Stay calm and take precautions to protect yourself from potential debris by:
If You Are Outdoors: Move away from buildings, overhangs, trees, and power lines to a clear area such as a large open public area or field. If you’re driving, pull over and stop in an area that does not have any overhead hazards.
After the Earthquake: Once the earthquake has stopped, do the following:
During epidemics and pandemics, it may be necessary to modify Mason Korea operations to mitigate the spread of the disease through social distancing. The decision to modify operations (e.g., suspend classes and close administrative offices, limit access to dining facilities, or evacuate students from the area) will be made at the discretion of the GMUK Emergency Executive Council.
Epidemic: In the event of an epidemic Mason Korea will follow the directions of local health officials and international health organizations if they are involved. General precautions that should be followed and relayed to all students and employees during epidemics are:
Pandemic: In addition to following the precautionary measures listed above, Mason Korea will follow the guidance of local health officials and international health organizations in all matters related to pandemics.
Information about COVID-19 can be found here.
A person that deviates from a normal routine, fails to appear for a scheduled event, and is unable to be reached may be considered missing. Any person missing for more than 24 hours must be reported. If a student or employee is suspected to be missing or the victim of foul play observe the following procedures:
Run: If a person appears willing to use a firearm on campus, adjacent to campus, or enters a university building with a firearm:
Hide: If you can’t safely exit the building, or the shooter is nearby:
Fight/Defend: In the event that you are confronted by an individual with a weapon and as a last resort, defend yourself and others by whatever means necessary and do not relent until the aggressor is incapacitated or emergency services arrive.
2. For MK Emergency management group
The following emergency guides outline the response framework that will be followed during an emergency by Mason Korea Emergency Groups. Each procedure is reviewed annually and amended as necessary. All revisions to this procedure will be shared with the various parties identified in this document as appropriate.