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Emergency Communication Tools

Emergency and Weather-Related Communications

WKU employs a variety of methods to communicate with our internal and external community during an emergency, weather-related event or any time events may cause disruptions in the normal campus routine. These include:

  • Emergency text alerts - sign up to receive text alerts
  • Telephone alert recording: 270-936-0000
  • Outdoor warning system (voice alerts and sirens)
  • Building warning systems (voice alerts and sirens)
  • Mass emails to students, faculty and staff
  • WKU News
  • Messages posted to the WKU website
  • Messages posted to WKU's Facebook page, Twitter feed and WKU News
  • Digital signage boards on campus
  • Override of the campus cable television system
  • Local news media


All official communication will originate directly from WKU News or the WKU Police Department.  We encourage students to be cautious with where they obtain their information during emergency situations, especially via social media.

Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 9/22/20