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Emergency Communications

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In the event of an emergency, the university utilizes the following tools – depending upon the severity of the situation – to communicate with the campus community:

  • Sirens are notification that there is imminent danger and that more information should be sought via the university web site.
  • LU-ALERT is our text messaging system that sends notifications to your phone in the event of an emergency or inclement weather. See below for information on signing up for LU-ALERT.
  • Email is sent to everyone who has a campus email address.
  • Classroom announcements are relayed via speakers in classrooms across campus.
  • Lehigh.edu, our campus web site, will display an alert banner and provide links to other emergency information and resources.
  • (610) 758-NEWS is updated when an emergency happens or when the campus is closed or delayed due to weather.
  • The campus portal may display an emergency-related tab.
  • The university’s Facebook and Twitter pages may be utilized to convey the status of an emergency situation or to relay a closing due to inclement weather.

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