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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JENNIFER J. RAAB

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Even though much time has passed since September 11, 2001, we can never forget those events—and we will always remember Hunter's extraordinary response to that tragic day and its aftermath. Whether donating blood, or volunteering at ground zero, or offering our professional services, the Hunter family demonstrated its strength and its commitment to New York City. As a community, we continue to be alert to the threats of terrorism and other emergencies that may affect our city and College, and we continue to develop effective ways of dealing with any emergencies that may occur.

 This website was created to serve as a central source of information about emergencies, to direct the community to more resources for emergency preparedness, and to outline some of the College’s procedures for responding to an emergency.

During a citywide event, such as the power outage that occurred on August 14, 2003, Hunter College will serve as a reception center, providing a safe haven and a temporary shelter for members of the community for as long as basic services can be maintained.

By their very nature, emergencies are unpredictable and usually require a response targeted to the specific situation. Nevertheless, there are actions you can take right now to help keep yourself and those around you safe. Being knowledgeable about emergencies and prepared to respond if one occurs are the most important things we can do to lessen the effects of an emergency.

I am very proud of the way our community has responded to past emergencies. As part of our continuing concern for our own community and the wider community to which we belong, I urge you to review the contents of this website and to learn about steps you can take to stay safe.