IUP Emergency Notification System Test on Nov. 20: What You Need to Know

Posted on 11/18/2014 1:53:45 PM

IUP Police and the Office of Communications and Marketing will be conducting a test of our Emergency Notification System on Thursday, November 20, 2014 between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Here’s what you need to know.

Check Your Emergency Text Messages Number

Our text message system only works if we have your correct cell phone number. To check what number we have on file for you, visit your Personal Info page in MyIUP. Then follow the “Emergency text message sign-up” link in the “Personal Information” box.

Our text messaging system will also make voice calls to campus phones in the event of an emergency. However, due to the nature of voice calling, these calls can take several hours to complete. In most cases, having an up-to-date cell phone number to which we can send text messages will provide you with the fastest notification about weather and other emergencies.

Know Where to Get Information

IUP also provides weather and emergency information via other channels.

  1. Emergency Information Web Page: In most cases, this page will be updated before we send out text messages. There is a link to this page at the bottom of every page on IUP’s main website.
  2. IUP.edu Home Page: Weather and emergency information will also be posted here.
  3. Social Media: IUP Facebook Page and Twitter account.
  4. MyIUP Portal
  5. Radio: WDAD-AM 1450, WCCS-AM 1160, U-92 FM (92.5) (Indiana, Punxsutawney, Greensburg), WTAE-AM radio (1250 Pittsburgh), KDKA-AM radio (1020 Pittsburgh)
  6. Television: KDKA-TV, WTAE-TV, WJAC-TV, WPXI-TV
  7. IUP Information Line at 724-357-7538

Know the Plan

For more information on how IUP responds to weather and other emergencies, please consult these resources: