Jill Jess Phythyon
KU News Service

KU to test emergency notification system

Fri, 09/06/2013

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will test several facets of its multi-tiered emergency notification system at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.

KU will test:

  • Public address system: Speakers for the public address system have been installed in and around 83 buildings, reaching 98 percent of KU’s academic areas. The buildings comprise the highest concentration of students, faculty and staff.
  • Emergency text alerts: More than 21,000 students, faculty and staff are signed up to receive emergency text messages. Those who have not yet signed up are encouraged to do so at
  • E-mail alerts: The university’s emergency broadcast e-mail system can reach about 33,000 KU e-mail accounts.
  • Web page alerts: The university will use as a centralized location for information updates.

In case of inclement weather or an in-progress campus emergency, the test will be moved to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

After the test, members of the KU community are asked to take a survey about the audibility of the public address system announcement at The survey will not be available until that time.

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