Marshall University Emergency Messaging System (MU Alert) is one of several elements of the Marshall University Emergency Notification System. The MU Alert system allows Marshall University to quickly communicate health and safety-related emergency information through a combination of various communication methods. In the event that information needs to be communicated to students and staff immediately, Marshall University will use several information delivery methods to make sure the pertinent information reaches you.
MU Alert will be used solely for the purpose of alerting the Marshall University community in an emergency. These emergency notices can be delivered via phone calls, text messages to mobile devices, and e-mail. All students, faculty, and staff can manage their own contact information and choose the contact methods that they prefer.
Please note that emergency notifications will be limited to those concerning health and safety concerns for Marshall University students, faculty, or staff; or disruption of normal university functions due to weather, crime, or other concerns. These notices are also limited to situations or events within the boundaries of one of Marshall University’s campuses or centers.
If an emergency occurs, emergency management personnel, in consultation with senior university management, will determine the need for an MU Alert message.
Marshall University cares about the safety of its students, faculty and staff. The MU Alert Notification System is a multimodal communication system that will allow the University to send simultaneous alerts, warnings, or cautions any time hazardous conditions arise on campus that could affect and/or threaten the health and safety of members of the Marshall community.
The alerts will be sent to students, staff, and faculty in minutes through text messaging, voicemail and email to numerous devices, such as cell phones, landline phones, and PDAs, and permits two-way communication between each recipient and the University.
It provides our students, staff and faculty with an additional layer of security and protection in emergency response, in conjunction with our already well-established emergency communication methods, such as University-wide broadcast emails, online updates via the MU homepage and coordinated use of public media outlets.