WSU Crisis Communication System
WSU has added a statewide crisis communication system (CCS) as a tool to reach the university community about developing or impending emergency situations.
Features of the CCS
CCS contacts members of the WSU community via
- Landline and cell phones, using voice and text messaging
- Computers and PDA units, through e-mail and instant messaging.
- The system also has the capability of connecting with pagers and faxes.
So we can contact you with emergency warnings and notifications, all communications devices, whether personal or business-related, must be registered.
Registration for communications devices
Inclusion of your WSU landline phone, WSU e-mail, personal cell phone number, personal landline phone number, and your non-WSU e-mail address in the WSU ALERT Crisis Communication System is voluntary. If you do not register these devices with the system, you will not receive any warning or notifications provided by the system.
2. On the COMMUNICATIONS NOTICES page find the section for Emergency Notification
3. Click Register to go to the page where you can enter your personal information.
4. Be sure to read the TERMS OF SERVICE prior to registration. If your cell phone service charges fees for text messages, you are responsible for those charges. WSU will send approximately 12 messages a year to test the system.
The WSU ALERT CCS is offered on a best effort basis. WSU offers no guarantee that it will be able to send voice or text messages during every crisis or emergency or that such messages will be received on your wireless or landline devices.
To report an emergency, dial 911
During an emergency event, please do not call Campus Security unless you have information that is relevant to the event or you need life-safety assistance.