Temple University has various systems in place for communicating information to students, faculty, and staff. Some or all of the following methods may be activated in the event of an immediate threat on a Temple campus: text messaging, e-mail and/or phone call.
A TU Advisory serves as a timely warning and will be used to communicate information regarding an incident that occurs on or around campus that is deemed significant, yet does not warrant immediate action. Messages about criminal activity generally will not trigger a TU Alert unless it is determined that there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students and employees. There are, however, limited instances when university officials may deem it appropriate to send a TU Advisory to students and employees regarding criminal activity on or around campus that does not involve an immediate threat. The message will be in the form of an e-mail. All e-mails to students, faculty, and staff will be sent to their Temple accounts.
A TU Alert will be used to communicate information regarding an incident that occurs on campus and is deemed a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees requiring immediate action on the part of the campus community. This is a text message to cell phones, an e-mail, and/or a phone call. Students, faculty, and staff must register their cell phone numbers to receive TU Alert text messages and/or voice mail. More information regarding Temple University’s emergency response and evacuation procedures, and directions on how to register for TU Alert, can be found online: www.temple.edu/tuready.
The TU Siren will be used only to communicate information regarding an incident that occurs on campus that is deemed a catastrophic and life-threatening situation (e.g., severe weather or release of hazardous material). The siren will indicate the need for all to shelter-in-place, unless otherwise directed.
Members of the Temple community who wish to have an emergency notification sent directly to their cell phone must register their emergency information. If you have not already done so, please take a moment now to register to receive cell phone text messaging. Follow the instructions on How to Register.