The dissemination of disaster warnings is a difficult task. No one means of communication is sufficient to provide information to the entire University Community. For that reason, several options have been provided and could be activated simultaneously.
Local radio and television stations would be notified of any disaster or emergency conditions on the MSU campus. MSU’s WKAR serves as the primary contact point for the Emergency Broadcast Network.
This toll free number will provide a pre-recorded message about emergencies or disasters on Campus. This line may not be used to leave messages or to connect to other phones.
The local number is 517-43-ALERT (517-432-5378.)
There are four strategically placed sirens on the MSU Campus. These sirens are sounded in the event of a TORNADO WARNING. If you hear these sirens, you should immediately take cover. The sirens are normally tested on the first Saturday of every month at noon.
Emergency Action Team Pagers
Each campus building has an Emergency Action Team tasked with guiding evacuations and sheltering.
Each team leader has been provided with a pager to receive emergency and disaster information.
Building Evacuation Alarms
Every campus building has an evacuation alarm. If you hear the alarm, you should exit the building immediately. Some of the newer systems are also equipped with a voice PA system and instructions may be given in this manner.
Police Vehicle Public Address
MSU Police patrol cars are equipped with public address systems that can be used to give emergency action instructions.
MSU Web site
In the event of a disaster or emergency the MSU Office of University Relations will activate a web site with pertinent information and instructions. The Web site address will be announced when there is information to deliver.