Emergency Notifications & Timely Warnings
In the event that a situation arises on or off campus that in the judgment of the Chief of the University Police constitutes an imminent threat that requires immediate action, a campus wide emergency warning will be issued. The warning will be issued through the University’s emergency broadcast system to all students, faculty and staff.
In the event of a criminal incident that threatens the safety of the campus community, a timely warning will be issued. The incident could be an immediate threat such as an armed robbery that has just occurred and the perpetrator is still on campus. However, a timely warning could also be issued if information is received that could prevent someone from becoming a victim. An example is if there have been several rapes in a specific section of the city, a warning will be given to so a student can make an informed decision about going into that area. All warnings are sent to the Student Government Association, The West Georgian (campus newspaper), University Television and Wolf Radio – the University’s internet radio.
The University Police are responsible for initiating the emergency broadcasts. The Department utilize a network of technologies consisting of outdoor public address systems and internet based broadcast messaging service (Phone, Text, Email, and Cell Phone).
The University of West Georgia employs multiple means to emergency situations to the campus community. These include: