Emergency Communication to the Campus Community
The primary method of communicating to the campus community is vai CUAlert, an SMS text messaging system. CUAlert in addition to sending a text message also updates Twitter and updates the alerts section on the Concord main website and the MyCU portal. This SMS service is an opt-in service that users register for 2 year periods via http://sms.concord.edu. After the 2 year period users are sent a text message asking if they wish to renew for another 2 years. CUPD also utilizes an external siren that is located on the tops of several University properties.
Siren Tone definitions
- Fast Wail - Informational. CUAlert has been activated. The campus community should check email, text messages or campus websites for information and/or required action.
- Steady Tone - All Clear. This tone will sound for three (3) minutes.
Four locations on campus: 1 in parking lot #9 (behind Wooddell), 1 in parking lot #13 (South Tower lot), 1 located behind the Student Center facing north (or Wilson), and 1 located near the end of Marsh Hall facing the northeast (close to the Library, and facing the Fine Arts Building). These phones have the capability of direct communication with CUPD, or if unanswered, directly to 911.
University Campus Police Headquarters is located in the Rahall Technology Center bottom floor in rooms 105 and 112. The North Tower Substation is staffed with a security officer between the hours of midnight and 6AM seven days a week. CUPD conducts routine patrols either on foot or via marked Police vehicles and is directly connected to the Mercer County '911' system.