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 information. Our goal with redundancy is that all campus personnel receive the emergent message and take appropriate action!
As a campus we utilize Rave Text Messaging to send accurate and up-to-date information in emergency situations (i.e. University weather closures, Tornado Warning, etc.). To ensure you are receiving these important messages, make sure your information is updated using the instructions below. If you have questions or concerns please email University Emergency Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To troubleshoot an issue, sign up for Rave, or to make updates to your account, click on the (+) of your affiliation below.
Affiliate Information (i.e. Endowment, Credit Union, etc.)
*KU Lawrence faculty and staff who would like to receive emergency text messages within the myKU portal can sign up and update their information here.
**NEW: Download the RAVE Guardian App - This is different from Rave Text messaging.
Check out the Guardian page for more information.
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 Pop-ups will pop-up 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 imminent situations that may require some action on your part, inconvenience you, or require your increased vigilance for non-violent crime.
Significant changes in University policy, procedure, or operations of general interest and broad potential impact.
As a follow up to Emergency Alert Emails, with additional information.
The only emergency where you will not receive one of the above is a fire. Our Fire Alarm System will warn you of a fire. University standard in business occupancies is to evacuate to your Emergency Assembly Area (EAA). Your EAA is found in your building emergency plan.