Emergency Notifications

Emergency Operations Plan & Emergency

A Campus Emergency Preparedness Guide can be found at:  semo.edu/pdf/old/DPS_EmergencyPlan_2012.pdf.

Communications Plan

Southeast Missouri State University places a high priority on communicating emergency information to the students, faculty and staff. Southeast currently relies on a multitude of layered communication tools to relay emergency information, including:

  • Emergency Text Messaging, in which faculty, staff, and students are automatically enrolled, will be used to alert members of campus emergencies. Southeast’s emergency text messaging system is an opt-out system.
  • Network Messaging: Allows the University to send pop-up messages to all computers connected to the University network almost instantly, informing constituents at the main and regional campuses of weather alerts or other emergencies. University’s Home Page: On the Web site at semo.edu – the site-wide Urgent Alert banner will convey any emergency communication.  An outdoor warning system which utilizes both a system of alert sirens and can also be voice-activated to provide specific information.
  • The University’s Home Page on the Web site at www.semo.edu – watch for a site-wide “Urgent Alert” banner which will convey any emergency communication.
  • An emergency alert message can be posted within the student portal.
  • Emergency e-mail messages can be sent out to all students, faculty and staff.
  • All regional media can be notified of any emergency situations so the campus community can access that information via media outlet push notifications, news apps, online via regional media websites and through a radio or television station (see the list of media outlets.
  •  Faculty and staff who have land-line telephones on the campus can be notified of emergency communications through an Audix messaging system on their phones.
  • An Indoor Emergency Announcement System is has been implemented across the campus. This system allows emergency communications to be made inside residence halls and some campus buildings. The implementation process will continue over several phases to include academic buildings. 

The University utilizes a multi-layered toolbox for providing emergency information to faculty, staff, and student populations. For information on the University Notification System and the Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures visit www.semo.edu/dps.

Weather Emergency

Network Messaging: Allows the University to send messages to all computers connected to the University network almost instantly, informing constituents at the main and regional campuses of weather alerts or other emergencies.

University’s Home Page: On the Web site at semo.edu – the site-wide Urgent Alert banner will convey any emergency communication.

portal.semo.edu: is the campus portal where announcements will be posted for students, faculty and staff.

Email: The Southeast Newswire is the faculty/staff newsletter which is distributed to email accounts of Southeast employees.  Special editions of the Newswire will be distributed to all faculty and staff in case of an emergency.

Outdoor Warning/Siren System: Will sound a series of sirens in case of a weather alert and can be voice activated with announcements in case of other emergency situations.

Audix: Is the campus telephone messaging system. Land-line telephones in faculty and staff offices can be sent a mass emergency message.

Indoor Emergency Announcement System (currently being implemented across campus): This system will allow emergency communications to be made inside all campus buildings. The implementation process is in progress.

Emergency Text Message: Notifications are now available through an opt-out program. These messages will only be sent during situations of urgent need and will provide another layer of communication to supplement the measures listed above. New and current students, faculty and staff of Southeast Missouri State University will automatically receive these messages via an opt-out program.

List of media outlets: http://semo.edu/emergency/tv-radio.html