Campus Recreation

University of Mississippi

ADA Compliance and CODE RED

ADA Access to Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is happy to aid individuals who may need special assistance to participate in all of our activities and program areas. Individuals are encouraged to provide as much advance notice as possible to ensure that we can aid with any special request that may be needed. Please contact the staff in the specific area where you may need help, or contact our main office at 662-915-5591. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Code Red Information

Turner Center Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

These situations fall under the Turner Center’s EAP:

  • Personal situation that needs immediate attention
  • Fire
  • Tornado
  • Power Outage
  • Bomb Threat

With all critical emergency situations, our staff members will call a “Code Red” on their walkie-talkies. At this time, the staff will respond to the area of our facility where an emergency is taking place. Please give them space to deal with the occurring situation.

Personal Situation

If at any time you need aid, contact one of our facility staff who will help you with your situation. Staff members will be able to aid with small injuries. With other occurrences, they will contact 911 for you.


*The fire alarm is identifiable by its continuous siren.

*You will then be instructed to evacuate, exiting the building through the designated fire exits. Do NOT use elevators when evacuating the building. Please leave the area around the Turner Center in order for emergency personnel to take care of the situation.

*Disabled Patrons — If you need aid to evacuate, proceed to the nearest fire exit. Emergency personnel will search for individuals there first. If you see a staff member evacuating the building, notify him or her of your presence.


*The tornado alarm is identifiable by an intermittent 1 minute on, 1 minute off. The civil defense siren will be sounded only when a tornado actually has been sighted in the immediate area or when radar or civil defense spotters indicate the tornado is approaching close to the campus and offers an actual threat to the university community.

*When seeking tornado shelter, proceed to the bottom level of the Turner Center. Patrons should use the main stairs to get to the basement. Staff will be available with flashlights and a radio in the basement. Wait for all-clear from our staff before going upstairs.

*Do NOT use elevators.

*Disabled Patrons — Proceed to an area in the center core of the building, and inform a Campus Recreation staff member.

Power Outage

*Should a power outage occur in the Turner Center, stay calm and head towards our emergency lights. Please be aware that you may need to leave the building.

Bomb Threat

*No signal has been designated for bomb procedures. Please take directions from the Turner Center staff.

*In case of an emergency evacuation, follow the procedures for fire evacuation. For nonemergency situations, please exit the building promptly through the main exit, as directed by staff.

Questions or Comments

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about the Campus Recreation Emergency Action Plan, please contact Mark Garneau, assistant director of campus recreation for aquatics, at or 662-915-7946.