Emergency Preparedness

Active Shooter Situations

Public Safety provides guidelines for how to prepare for and react in the case of an active shooter on campus, including videos.

Sign Up for CreightonAlert

Today, more than ever, we must be prepared for situations that we could have never anticipated happening and recognize that immediate communication is critical to keep students, faculty and staff well informed. If you haven’t already sign up for the University’s emergency notification system called CreightonAlert. 

CreightonAlert delivers personalized messaging simultaneously via text, multiple phone numbers, and e-mail and is designed to complement communication tools already used by Creighton.  Be assured that the system will be used prudently and all personal information will be maintained in the strictest confidence.

Simply go to http://www.creighton.edu/cualert/  and follow the instructions to register for this service.  And those that are enrolled, check to make sure your contact information is correct.

Your safety and effective emergency response requires personal preparedness and planning.

Text Messaging via CreightonAlert

Text Messaging via CreightonAlert

To make it easier for students to get CreightonAlerts, student cell phone numbers are being automatically added to our emergency notification system. This allows the system to send text messages and ring your phone in the case of an emergency.

On or around March 20 you will receive a text message confirming the enrollment of your cell phone into the CreightonAlert system.  The text confirmation provides an “opt out” option, to remove this new feature.  Please do not “opt out” because you will lose the opportunity to know about school closings and other safety messages.  At any time, you have the ability to change or remove your cell phone from the CreightonAlert system by visiting http://www.creighton.edu/cualert/

If you had already added your cell phone and text device to CreightonAlert there will be no change to your account and you will not receive the text confirmation.

The purpose of this website is to provide students, faculty and staff information and resources on the University's emergency preparedness activities.

Creighton community members are reminded to sign up for CUAlert, our emergency notification system, at http://www.creighton.edu/cualert/.

Communication on Inclement Weather

As the days get colder, the all-University Crisis Committee wants to remind campus about communication procedures for inclement weather. The official means of notifying Creighton students, faculty and staff of a weather closing or delay are the weather hotline at 402.280.5800 and the CUAlert system. The weather hotline is updated by 5:30 a.m. on the business day in question. If the hotline is not updated with a message or you do not receive a CUAlert, the University is open. For closures or delays, these communication channels are augmented by a notice on the Creighton website and announcements in the media. Now is a good time to log into CUAlert and update your contact information to receive the earliest notifications possible.