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WKU Alert

Emergency Notification

Western Kentucky University utilizes an emergency notification system, WKU Alert, to communicate official information during an emergency or crisis situation that disrupts normal campus operations or threatens the immediate health or safety of members of the campus community.

Timely, accurate information is a valuable safety tool. Knowing what’s happening and what to do during emergencies – like severe weather, an earthquake or a violent attack – can make all the difference in safeguarding personal safety. With this in mind, 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 Facebook and on Twitter @wkunews and @wku.
  • Digital signage boards on campus
  • Override of the campus cable television system
  • Local news media                                                                                                               

Note: 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.



You may be the first to receive an alert. Be helpful and always tell others around you.

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 Last Modified 3/23/19