Frequently Asked Questions:
What are SOU Emergency Alert Notifications and Timely Warnings?SOU Emergency Alert Notifications are messages sent out to the campus community via all forms of communication: text message, phone calls, email, social media, and SOU webpages. These are for pending or immediate threats:
-Pending or Immediate Threats are events that pose a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an imminent or impending threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on or near campus.
SOU Timely Warnings are for serious and continuing threats to students and employees. They are sent to the campus community advising of event(s) that have occurred on the campus property or advising of event(s) occurring near the campus. The event(s) do not pose an immediate threat to life or safety, but are of a nature where timely warnings or instructions may directly affect the well being of the recipient. Timely warnings are meant to provide information to make SOU’s community aware of an ongoing threat or risk, aid in the prevention of similar crimes, and provide safety tips. These notifications usually occur as an all campus email and should be issued as soon as the pertinent information is available.