Emergency Notification Systems
The University of West Georgia employs multiple means to emergency situations to the campus community. These include:
- Campus Warning Sirens: There are two sirens located on campus. One is on the east side of campus and the other on the west. The sirens have public address capability so in the event of an emergency, once the siren has sounded, a recorded message stating what the condition is will be broadcast. The PA system can also be activated independent of the siren if necessary.
- Electronic Emergency Notification The University has contracted with a vendor to supply emergency information to faculty, staff and students by phone, text or e-mail. The system is named Wolf Alert and all members of the campus community are encouraged to register for this free service. At the beginning of each semester an e-mail with a login and password are sent to all faculty, staff and students. If you do not receive the e-mail, click here and follow the instructions on how to obtain the login and password. Once in the system you can register as many phone numbers and e-mails addresses as you wish.
- Campus E-mail: The University’s e-mail system is the primary vehicle used to communicate about incidents of campus crime due to the limited number of characters accepted by most text messaging systems. These messages are sent only to official University of West Georgia e-mail addresses so it is important that students, faculty and staff check their UWG account often, even if they rely on other e-mail providers. Please note that in the event of a current, active search for a suspect who may be a danger to the community, the electronic emergency notification system, public address system and campus e-mail will be utilized.
- Other Means of Communication: Depending on the need, the University may utilize other means of communication to provide the community with information necessary to keep the campus safe. These methods could include the use of University Television, Wolf Radio, West Georgian (student newspaper) and handbills.