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Emergency Communication Methods

In the event of an emergency, Duquesne University will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of the responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

Duquesne University has multiple ways of communicating the existence of an emergency to the Duquesne community.  The methods listed below may be used independently or collectively depending on the nature of the emergency event. The Office of Marketing and Communications and/or the Department of Public Safety have responsibility for implementation of the emergency communication methods.

  • DU Alert
  • Outside Warning System
  • Mass e-mail, Blackboard, DU Daily, and website
  • Local/Regional radio, television
  • Public Address System built into siren control of each police vehicle
  • "Bullhorn": handheld Public Address devices carried in police vehicles
  • Ability to send broadcast voicemail over DUQ Landlines
  • Ability to issue emergency message on Duquesne's 412.396.1700 call-in phone line
  • Ability to divert calls from main phone lines to a dedicated emergency line
  • 10 line phone banks located in the Public Safety conference room and Administration Building, 4th floor conference room, which in an emergency, would be operated by Public Safety and Office of Marketing and Communications personnel.