Emergency occurrences, perceived or actual, are communicated or reported to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 202-319-5111. In an emergency situation where the campus requires an immediate response, the Catholic University Emergency Notification Plan will be activated.

DPS will:

  • Deploy the "All-Campus Alert" announcement system on campus with a set announcement.
  • Activate the CUAlert via Rave Mobile Safety,
  • Alert Office of Marketing and Communications.
  • Alert University President.

The Office of Marketing and Communications will:

  • Maintain continuous contact with DPS on a secure telephone line
  • Send a text, email, and voicemail alerts via CUAlert to students, faculty, and staff.
    (User preferences for CUAlert can be verified or updated at any time at CUAlert.cua.edu.  Use your Catholic University username and password to log in.) 
  • Send notices to students, faculty, and staff via University google groups.
  • Work with the senior director of advancement for family engagement to email families.
  • Post alerts and updates to the University homepage, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Provide initial post and updates as needed for the University homepage and Safety First web page.
  • Set message for callers to the main University phone number, 202-319-5000. 
  • When the incident has concluded, a message will be sent through all of the above methods.
  • Emergency Response Guidelines

    Emergencies are communicated or reported to the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111. In an emergency situation where the campus requires an immediate response, the Catholic University Emergency Notification Plan will be activated.

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  • Emergency Response

    Emergencies are communicated or reported to the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111. In an emergency situation where the campus requires an immediate response, the Catholic University Emergency Notification Plan will be activated.

    Learn More