Emergency Communications on Campus
Effective communication is critical in any emergency situation. Emergency notifications are sent directly from the University's Police Dispatch. KUMC has a multilayered approach to communication, which is made up of numerous systems to ensure you get the most up-to-date and accurate infromation.
- Receive accurate emergency text messages. You must OPT-IN to receive them. Sign up for RAVE and ensure your cell phone and emergency numbers are up-to-date. You can add multiple numbers, so sign up your significant other or parents if they would like to receive KUMed Emergency Notifications.
- Alertus Beacons are located throughout University buildings. In an emergency (i.e. tornado warning) the beacons will siren, light up, and have an emergency message on the screen.
- Computer Screen Popups will popup on all network connected computers (not laptops). The Alert will stay on the screen until "all clear" is given or until the computer user hits the "acknowledge" button located at the bottom of the alert.
As student, faculty, and staff of KUMC, you may receive quite a bit of email - two to pay attention to are: "EMERGENCY ALERT" emails and "CRITICAL INFORMATION" emails.
- Emergency Alert Emails are utilized for situations which involve potentially serious disruptions of regular activities or threats to the health and well-being of faculty, staff, or students. These emails are sent in conjunction with Alertus and Rave messages (as shown above).
- Critical Information is used to:
- Advise the KUMC community of current or imminenet situations that may require some action on your part, incovenience you, or require your increased vigilance for non-violent crime.
- Significant changes in University policy, procedure, or operations of general interest and borad potential impact.
- As a follow up to Emergency Alert Emails, with additional information.
Sep 07, 2012