As the spring semester gets into full swing, I want to encourage you to take a moment and become TU Ready, by registering your cell phone to receive timely communications to keep you informed. These messages will benefit all members of our community, including students, faculty and staff.
It is important to note that Temple has multiple ways to communicate critical information: TU Siren, TU Alerts and TU Advisories. Each method is designed for a specific need. To learn more about each of these methods, I encourage you to watch the video available at the TU Ready website.
The siren will be used only to communicate information regarding an incident that occurs on or around campus that is deemed a catastrophic and life-threatening situation (e.g. severe weather or release of hazardous materials). The siren will indicate the need for all to shelter-in-place, unless otherwise directed. In addition to sounding the siren, a TU Alert will be sent out and incident updates will be posted to the university web site.
TU Alerts are used to communicate information regarding an incident that occurs on campus and is deemed an emergency requiring immediate action on the part of the campus community. This is an e-mail, a text message to cell phones, and/or a phone call.
TU Advisories are used to communicate information regarding an incident that occurs on or around campus that is deemed significant, yet does not warrant immediate action. The message will be in the form of an e-mail.
Registering your cell phone number and other information is the first step in receiving these alerts. Members of the Temple community who wish to have an emergency notification sent directly to their cell phone must register their emergency information. Instructions on how to register are available at the TU Ready website.
Take time now to register for TU Alert. Working together, we can keep everyone at Temple safe and informed.
President Ann Weaver Hart