The Emergency Notification System uses several components to alert campus and the neighboring community:
An audible siren can be heard up to one mile away, and the public address system can be heard up to 0.5 mile away from the speakers. The unit can be activated by University Police.
CNUAlert.info is the primary communication source of emergency information for the campus community. In the event of an emergency, the website will be updated with news, information and protocols.
Members of the Christopher Newport community may register for a text messaging service. Subscribers are notified when emergency conditions exist on campus. The system requires mandatory registration at no cost to the CNU community.
The university email system will be used as a source of official emergency news, information and protocols.
All digital telephones on campus are equipped with a broadcast feature. Information Technology Services or University Police personnel can activate this feature to broadcast a live emergency message or information update to every telephone on the system.
All digital telephones on campus are equipped with a voicemail feature. Information Technology Services or University Police personnel can activate this feature to leave a voicemail message simultaneously for all system users.
This feature will be used to broadcast official emergency news, information and protocols on the campus television system.
The Information Desk is in the David Student Union. The telephone system used by the Information Desk can be configured from off-campus locations to provide a voicemail message to callers regarding an emergency.