Campus Alert Systems
(Text Messaging Mass Notification): this system is designed to send email, text or phone messages to a large audience in a rapid manner. This system is most effective during an emergency when all faculty, staff and students are loaded into the system. While this system is effective for 'initial alerts', it is not designed to distribute multiple messages and allow for detailed situational awareness. Therefore, redundant communications measures are needed to supplement this system. This system will be tested once every semester.
Outdoor Speaker System
This system allows us to notify University personnel of a sudden emergency or incident that threatens life safety while they are in transit throughout the campus. This system has a severe weather warning horn/siren and voice capability and can be activated remotely through command modules currently installed in the Police Communications Center and the Office of Emergency Management. There are a total of six speaker arrays throughout the campus. This system will be tested once every semester.
A web-based application that allows the university to broadcast an emergency alert banner on the University home-page and may act as a hyper-link to a secure Emergency Broadcast Message web-page. In the event of a significant emergency, this capability is the primary means to effectively communicate with the local community and concerned personnel. With this web-based application, the University will be able to post emergency messages and provide updates in a timely and efficient manner.
Phone Trees and Group-Wise Email:
Traditional systems that could be utilized in lesser emergency events that do not pose an immediate threat.
Police Vehicle Public Address (PA) System:
Select police vehicles are outfitted with loud speaker systems that could be utilized in localized emergencies and to disseminate location or event specific information.