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Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can occur at any time, without warning. In the event of an emergency, taking all the reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the community is essential.

Emergency Alerts Mass Notification System

AU notifies the campus community of emergency and crisis situations using AU Alerts. These messages provide information on what is happening, what to do, and links to available additional information. Our communication tools include text and email alerts, the university's home page, Facebook, and Twitter, the general information line 202-885-1100, indoor yellow AlertUs emergency beacon boxes and outdoor speakers located throughout campus.  

University faculty, staff and students are automatically enrolled into AU Alerts. The AU Alert account is accessible via your AU username and password. Parents, guardians, and family members of students should ask their student to add their phone number and email address as their second or third contact numbers. 

Individuals or groups visiting university facilities, including university contractors, may register for alerts. Registered guests and contractors will be automatically removed from AU Alerts at the end of each semester, with instructions to re-register the following semester. 

Community members can manage their AU Alerts notification through the online portal by clicking here.

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