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Emergency Notifications



What Constitutes Issuance of an Emergency Notification:

Eastern uses the EASTERN ALERT System as its primary Emergency Notification System to notify students and employees in a timely manner when it is determined that there is a "significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus." The notification to the campus community may contain only the information that is reasonably necessary to promote the safety of the campus community as dictated by the situation. An Emergency Notification will be released as soon as reasonably necessary and without delay, unless notification will compromise efforts to assist a victim, or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. After the initial notification, follow-up information must be disseminated to the community via the mediums stated below. An Emergency Notification can be related to criminal activity that is not subject to the timely warning standard required by the Clery Act, but is not necessarily related to criminal activity.

The University will post updates during a critical incident on the homepage. If the situation warrants, the University will establish a telephone call-in center staffed by University specialists who are trained to communicate with the campus community during an emergency situation.