KU Alerts

There are no alerts affecting campus at this time

There are currently no alerts impacting campus at this time.

In the event of an emergency requiring your immediate attention, information will be provided here.

Emergency Notifications

The University of Kansas 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
  • campus email
  • public address speakers
  • the @UnivOfKansas handle on Twitter
  • this webpage

Alerts are sent when there is an immediate threat to the campus and in situations requiring immediate action. The campus may also receive e-mails about other types of incidents that don't necessarily require immediate action, such as when law enforcement is seeking assistance from members of the public who may have information about a crime.

The university does not issue alerts for severe weather such as tornados, flooding or dangerous lightning. For this information, students and employees should rely on local media and the National Weather Service.

Text message alerts

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.

KU Public Safety Office

The university benefits from having its own on-campus law enforcement department -- the KU Public Safety Office. This office is responsible for the Lawrence campus and often works in conjunction with the Lawrence Police Department.

The KU Public Safety Office maintains a 24-hour operation, employing commissioned law enforcement personnel, noncommissioned security officers and 911 dispatchers. Uniformed officers patrol the campus on foot, on Segways and in marked police cars. The department also monitors closed-circuit cameras located in parking lots and public areas throughout campus, including all major residence halls.