University Emergency Notification System

University Emergency Notification System

NOTIFICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

The NJIT Department of Public Safety will immediately notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the NJIT campus. All emergencies should be immediately reported to NJIT Department of Public Safety via any of the following methods: Dial 9-1-1 for all Emergencies. Dial 3111 from any “campus” telephone; 973-596- 3111 from outside extensions for all other assistance and information. (Exclude “blue light” telephones are located across the campus.)

Upon being notified of an emergency on campus, the NJIT Department of Public Safety will immediately dispatch Police Officers to the reported emergency. A Police Officer verifying that a legitimate emergency or dangerous situation exists on campus will accomplish confirmation.

Upon confirmation, the police officer will notify the duty sergeant or ranking police supervisor on duty. Confirmation does not necessarily mean that all of the pertinent details are known or even available.

The duty sergeant or ranking police supervisor on duty will, without delay and taking into account the safety of the NJIT community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the Campus Wide Notification System. The content of the notification will be constructed in a manner to give out pertinent information regarding a confirmed threat to campus safety, and if necessary, the steps students, faculty, and staff should take to help ensure their own safety from that particular threat. The only reason NJIT will not immediately issue a notification for an emergency is if in the professional judgment of police officials that the notification will compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

Emergency Notifications will be made via the Campus Wide Notification System. At times, this system may be supplemented through use of other communications channels or equipment. To accomplish a building evacuation, the building fire alarm system may be utilized. Information in the emergency notification will be updated and/or amended as necessary to reflect the status of the incident in order to ensure the safety of the campus community.

The Campus Wide Notification System (CWNS) allows NJIT to communicate important information on an expedited basis with students and employees via text message, phone, and email. Participation in the Campus Wide Notification System is voluntary and NJIT students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to register via www.njit.edu/campusnotifications/index.php.

CAMPUS-WIDE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (CWNS)

The Campus-Wide Notification System (CWNS) allows NJIT to communicate important information on an expedited basis with students, faculty and staff via text message, phone and email. The CWNS complements other communication channels such as broadcast emails, the NJIT website, postings across campus, and local media. The CWNS is used only for situations such as delayed openings or closings caused by weather or potential, imminent threats to the safety of the university community.

NJIT students, faculty and staff can opt to participate in the system by providing phone numbers and e-mail addresses to which the CWNS can send text messages, voicemail and e-mail. All contact information in the CWNS is confidential and will not be shared with other NJIT offices or third parties, except when responding to an emergency. Only the Department of Public Safety and the Office of Strategic Initiatives are permitted to initiate campus-wide notifications. For more information, please visit us on the web at www.njit.edu/campusnotifications.

OTHER SOURCES:

  1. NJIT Website (www.njit.edu)
  2. NJIT social media channels
  3. NJIT publications
  4. External news media
  5. Telecommunications
  6. Signage

 

Updated 4.5.18