SIGN UP! EMERGENCY
for MU l Alert messages.
What You Should Do:
• React immediately.
• Never assume the alert is a mistake or a drill.
Tests and emergency drills will be specifically
noted as such.
• Follow the instructions that are provided. When
you see or hear an alert message, listen and
• Listen for follow up messages and further
instructions. Visit the MU Web Site for updates
and more information.
• For more information on emergency prepared-
ness and emergency communication, visit
the MU Police and Health & Safety web sites
MU l Alert is the campus cell phone text
by clicking on the Safety and Security link at:
messaging and email alert system. To sign up to
receive emergency alerts, and weather delays or can- http://www.millersville.edu/.
celations, simply go to the MU home page and click
on the Safety and Security link, then the MU l Alert
icon, or go directly to this link: mualert.millersville.edu.
If there is a campus emergency, or a weather-related
delay or cancelation, you will receive a text message
on your phone and/or an email. HAZARDOUS
Follow the instructions in the message.
• Fire, police or medical emergencies
° dial 3-911 or 911
• Ambulance, Fire Department, Haz Mat Unit
° dial 911
• Campus Police – 872-3433
• Health & Safety – 872-3017
EMAIL ALERT WEATHER SNOW
• Health Services – 872-3250
EMERGENCY Mass Notification System
The MU Mass Notification System is
the outdoor siren/public address sys-
Web Page Alerts
When an emergency is declared and
the communication systems are acti-
In an emergency, timely and accurate communication
tem. In an emergency, a series of tones
will sound initiating the emergency
alert message, which will be immedi-
WEB PAGE ALERT
vated, the same alert message will be
posted on the MU home page. More
information about the emergency will
ately followed by a voice alert describing the emergen- be posted on the web page than can be sent via other
of information to those who need it, is critical. cy, and giving information people can use to protect communication technologies. The web page will also
themselves. The system is designed so the siren and offer frequent updates. Only basic campus information
Effective emergency alerts should: voice announcements can be heard by anyone who is and services will be accessible through the web portal
• Alert people to, and describe the emergency outdoors, anywhere on campus. The alerts will not be so long as the emergency is in effect. This allows more
• Tell people what they need to do to protect heard indoors. traffic to come to the home page so more people can
themselves read the alert messages. When the emergency is over,
the web site will return to normal.
Millersville University has developed a systematic Reverse-911
approach to emergency communication that utilizes Reverse-911 is the campus indoor no-
multiple methods of communication and notification: tification system which utilizes campus
• MU l Alert (Mass Text Message and Email phones to broadcast the emergency
Alerts) REVERSE 9-11 information. The phone speaker will Integration
• Mass Notification System (Siren and Public broadcast the message. If you are on MU has a proprietary and state of the
Address Alerts) the phone, the call will be placed on hold, you will hear art communication system that allows
• Reverse-911 (Mass Phone Alerts) the emergency message, then you will be reconnected for activation of multiple technologies
• Website Alerts and Updates to the party you were speaking to. The other party ANTENNA through a single portal. This speeds up
will not hear the message. All campus digital phones the communication process, and en-
The use of multiple communication technologies pro- will broadcast the emergency message inside campus sures a consistent message is being sent to the public.
vides redundancy and allows more people to receive buildings.
Millersville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national
origin, ancestry, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employ-
ment in, its programs and activities. This includes Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, On a periodic basis, all of the emer- The MU emergency communication
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
gency alert systems are tested to make policy assigns specific responsibility
Coordinators: Services for Students with Disabilities—Dr. Sherlynn Bessick, Director, sure they are functioning properly. to individuals who are trained, and
Office of Learning Services, Lyle Hall, 717-872-3178; Title VI and Title IX—Ms. Patricia
Hopson-Shelton, Assistant to the President for Social Equity and Diversity, Delaware WARNING authorized to activate the emergency
House, 717-872-3787; ADA Coordinator— Mr. Louis DeSol, Associate Vice President for alert system. Multiple individuals are
Human Resources, Dilworth Building, 717-872-3017.
designated to provide adequate coverage.
Millersville University does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in admission
or access to its programs and activities. Individuals are encouraged to make the University
aware of any permanent or temporary disability. Arrangements will be made to secure
auxiliary aids and services, when necessary, to ensure that such students are not denied the
benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under
programs and/or activities at Millersville University. This policy extends to full-time, part-
time and nondegree students and students enrolled in both credit and noncredit courses.
A Member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.