Emergency Notification & Information

Impacted employees, students, and guests may be notified in one or more ways when an emergency incident is unfolding. The purpose of notifying the PLU community is to facilitate safe action/choices by individuals given the situation and the individual’s environmental circumstances.

PLU Alert! is the emergency alert system for Pacific Lutheran University. In the event of an emergency incident on or near campus, all PLU community members will receive messages with details and instructions.

PLU Alert! broadcasts emergency notifications in several ways, including indoor and outdoor loudspeakers on campus, at campus help stations, email messages, phone calls, and text messages. If you see or hear a PLU Alert! message, follow its instructions immediately.

When a building fire alarm sounds, get out of the building. You can activate a fire alarm by pulling the lever on a red pull station, often located near exit doors. If you activated the alarm or if you see a fire, call Campus Safety at 253-535-7911.

PLU has two separate phone trees; an academic/administrative phone tree and a residential phone tree. Campus Safety may initiate phone tree notification. The numbers listed on the phone tree typically go to a reception desk, the emergency building coordinator (EBC), or resident assistants who will share the information with others in their area of responsibility. EBCs and RDs are responsible for training call-takers to initiate emergency notification in their area of responsibility.

Look for website updates on the university home page (www.plu.edu), when possible.

Check email often for notifications and updates, when possible.

PLU may activate this line with recorded incident information or weather closure information. 1-877-322-0872

PLU Students and employees can sign up to receive PLU weather or emergency email or text alerts from FlashAlert.Net or just go to this website directly to check on the status of PLU. You can also sign up to receive weather or emergency alerts from your child’s school.

Please share accurate direction and information with others during emergency incidents.

Pierce County Alert!

Sign up for Pierce County’s Emergency Notification System to receive timely information about incidents in your area such as storm warnings, natural disasters, and police incidents that may affect you.