To ensure the safety of Delgado students, faculty, and staff, the College has developed an extensive Emergency Preparedness Plan. The College's primary concern is the safety, health, and well being of its community members. All decisions reflect this ethic. The plan includes specific emergency plans and emergency procedures that vary by threat or incident:
The Delgado Hurricane Emergency Plan is activated in the event of a weather emergency. 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.
Emergency messages and updates are published on the Delgado website. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to sign up for the Delgado Alert emergency alert system to receive immediate emergency notifications via mobile devices.
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 at (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 or call the Delgado information line at (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.