TU Alert FAQ
What procedures are in place to notify the campus community in an emergency?
Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to health or safety, Temple initiates the campus notification system.
This process can be initiated by Temple’s emergency management or facilities and operations teams—in the event of a disruption to operations—or the Department of Campus Safety Services in the event of a public safety incident.
As it relates to public safety, Temple Police dispatchers contact their on-call commander, who can authorize dispatchers to send a message, known as a TUalert, to the campus community.
What policies are in place for campus communication in an emergency?
TUalerts are sent in accordance with the Temple University Emergency Communication and Timely Warnings Policy. Temple’s emergency communication compliance goes well beyond the federal Clery Act and Department of Education guidelines.