RU Alert System

Radford University utilizes several alert notification system technologies including the RU Early Alert Notification, Campus Siren and Verbal Notification, the campus signage system and the Campus Cable Television Interrupt System.

More information on Alerts and Emergency Preparedness information can be found by visiting the Office of Emergency Preparedness


-Stay informed. Be aware of your surroundings so that you are better prepared to react should some sort of event occur.

-Avoid passing unsubstantiated information and rumors.

-Develop an emergency plan with family and friends. For instance, make sure all phone numbers, cell phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are up-to-date and distributed. Designate an out-of-town friend or relative as a point of contact to relay family information should communication become difficult.

-Cooperate with law enforcement and emergency officials.

-Take responsibility for your personal safety and well-being. Keep emergency supplies accessible and your automobile tank full. Maintain non-perishable food supplies and bottled water to sustain you and your family for several days. Keep a small amount of cash available should banks, ATM machines, and credit/debit card services become unavailable.

Other Resources and Links

Active Shooter Checklist [PDF]

The Department of Homeland Security - maintains national security threat alert status

Virginia State Police Terrorism Tip Hotline 1-866-488-8554

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

The American Red Cross

Virginia Department of Transportation Road Conditions - check out road conditions before you travel.