KU's emergency notification system
The University of Kansas Lawrence Campus utilizes a range of tools to keep students, faculty, staff and visitors informed in the event of an emergency that could affect their health and safety. These tools include text messaging, public address speakers, e-mail, Twitter, and this page.
KU Alert multi-tiered system:
Students are automatically subscribed to emergency text messages and can view/edit their cell phone number at Enroll and Pay. Faculty and staff can subscribe to receive text messages and view/edit their cell phone number through the Employee Emergency Notification app at the myKU Portal.
The university will use its home page and its KU Alert site as the official online location for information updates. Please review its recommended procedures for a variety of potential emergency events. Messages will also be shared via Twitter.
Public address system:
KU's police dispatchers are able to broadcast alerts and instructions through fire alarms in nearly all campus buildings.
Depending on the circumstance, voicemail messages may be sent to all campus phones (864 and 312 prefixes) with active JayTalk accounts.
This phone line is activated if bad weather forces the delay or cancellation of classes or the closure of campus.
If you have a KU e-mail account, you will automatically receive KU Alert email messages.
The university will utilize local media to inform the university community.