KU Alert System
Emergency Alert Information for the KU Campus Community
In the event of an emergency, timely and accurate communication of information is critical.
Kutztown University has developed a plan for emergency communication that utilizes multiple and redundant methods of communication and notification in order to maximize the effectiveness and reach of the emergency information.
This page details the methods of emergency communication that KU may employ, on a case-by-case basis, in the event of an emergency.
KU Alert Methods
KU Alert Text Messages
The mass text message warning system powered by Omnilert (previously e2campus). Each student's primary mobile phone number and KU email is automatically registered. Students who wish to add a secondary cell phone and/or email address can do so by logging into the system (you must create an account if it is the first time you've logged in, but your primary phone and email will be synced with your account.
Faculty/staff can opt-in to receive alerts, and all registrants can customize their accounts to register two cell phone numbers to receive emergency text messages.
KU Alert E-mail Messages
Faculty, staff and students will be alerted by broadcast email messages from Kutztown University. Additionally, when registering for Omnilert text messages above, users can register up to five email addresses to receive emergency messages.
Emergency messages will be posted on the Kutztown University website. Ongoing information updates during an emergency will be posted on the Current Safety Alert Information page.
Mass Notification System
Notification via a pre-alert signal and voice alerts in select buildings and in select outdoor locations will be activated in appropriate emergency situations.
- GENERAL SEVERE WEATHER ALERT - Ten Second High-Low "Alert" tone followed by announcement; "Attention, Attention - a severe weather warning has been issued for our area, including the campus. Be alert, identify a safe location, seek shelter and await further instructions."
- ROUTINE TEST - "Your attention please. This is a test of the Kutztown University Emergency Communication system. This is only a test." Five second steady/two second stutter "Alert" tone followed by announcement; "Your attention please. This is a test of the Kutztown University Emergency Communication system. This is only a test."