Emergency Preparedness


To ensure the safety of Delgado's students, faculty, and staff, the College has developed an extensive Delgado Emergency Preparedness Plan as well as a Delgado Hurricane Emergency Plan in the event of a weather emergency.  The College's primary concern is the safety, health, and well being of its community members.  All decisions reflect this ethic.

Evacuation outside the storm area is always recommended during a hurricane as the best possible way to ensure personal safety.  Upon college closing, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to seek safety through evacuation outside of the storm area.  Authority for class cancellations and College closures comes from Delgado's Chancellor. 


Students

Should any student in good conscience decide to leave prior to the official cancellation of classes, the student is responsible for making provisions for missed classes and assignments with his or her instructors directly.  In the event of a college closing due to a weather emergency, students should monitor Delgado's website or call the Delgado information line (504-671-5000) for further instructions, as well as monitor local television and radio stations for updated news and information regarding College re-openings.

 

Faculty and Staff

In the event of a college closing due to a weather emergency, faculty and staff are expected to monitor Delgado's website www.dcc.edu  or call the Delgado information line (504-671-5000) for further instructions, as well as monitor local television and radio stations for updated news and information regarding College re-openings.   Faculty and staff are expected to follow the instructions communicated through the Delgado website and information line, which serve as the official points of communication for faculty and staff.