Message from Chief Theresa McKinnon

Dear Meharrians:

One of my highest priorities is to make the campus safer for faculty, students, staff, patients and visitors. For this reason, the month of February is designated “Active Shooter Awareness and Safety Month.”

I am writing to share with you a series of activities that I have coordinated and I urge you to review the attached list of activities. Please attend as many of the noon lectures as possible and open a link to review the Active Shooter video to learn what to do if faced with this event.

As your Chief of Security, my commitment to your safety is steadfast. Obtaining the information presented during the month of February will aid in your safety and the safety of the patients and visitors to the campus. Take action to:

Read the MMC Emergency Preparedness Plan section on Active Shooter located here:

Register immediately for Meharry Alert to receive emergency text messages from MMC staff at (Look for the heading - How do I.)

Watch for information that will prepare the campus for a scheduled Active Shooter drill.

Attend the noon time lectures on relevant topics to an Active Shooter event and safety.

Report concerns about coworkers or students experiencing substance abuse or alcohol abuse to deans or immediate supervisors.

Report any suspicious people or questionable activity to MMC Security at: 615.327.6666.

In conclusion, your knowledge about what to do if you are faced with an Active Shooter event may help to save your life as well as the lives of others. Stay alert and be proactive about your safety and that of your fellow Meharrians.


Theresa McKinnon, MBA, MS
Chief of Security and Director of Campus Safety


Meharry Medical College

Active Shooter Awareness Month/Lectures and Associated Activities


Lectures are at noon.

February 25, 2015
Title:  Emotionally Distressed Students
Presenter:  Dr. Sharda Mishra – MMC Student Counseling Center
Location:  Lecture Hall I
Lower Level LRC

February 27, 2015
Title:  Identity Theft
Presenter:  Julia McKee, Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Location:  Lecture Hall I
Lower Level LRC