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How You'll be Notified

  • Web: Alert messages will be posted to eiu.edu which will direct users to this site for updates.
  • Text Messaging: Alert EIU is a text-messaging system that alerts subscribers, via their cell phones, to emergency situations and (if needed) advises them to take action. The messages are short -- no longer than 160 characters. Messages will focus on possible threats on EIU’s main campus. Sign up now.
  • Warning System: A siren/public address system will sound a pulse tone, followed by a public address message, if needed. The pulse tone notifies all students, faculty and staff to check their EIU-assigned e-mail and/or Eastern's Web site for important information.
  • Email: An e-mail message to all students, faculty and staff will provide information about the emergency.
  • Phone Tree: A "phone tree" will help notify key individuals in departments/programs on campus; they, in turn, will post this emergency information in accessible locations (where possible) for general public awareness.
  • Radio/TV: Information will be available via WEIU Radio (88.9 FM)/TV (Channel 51/Mediacom Cable 6).