If a serious injury, illness or other emergency occurs on campus, contact Campus Safety at (ext. 6300) 570-674-6300. To contact an ambulance or the police directly, call 911.
In the event of a serious incident, which poses an immediate threat to members of the Misericordia community, the University has various emergency notification systems in place to communicate information. Some or all of these methods of communication may be used, which include e-mail, text messaging, public address and a siren. The University will post updates during a critical incident on the MU website at http://www.misericordia.edu/ and https://twitter.com/MisericordiaU.
MUALERT is the emergency notification system used to notify the campus community upon the confirmation by the Campus Safety Department of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of employees or students. MUALERT notifications are immediate and provide members direct access to news and instructions. To fully participate in this system, students and employees need to provide the University with key contact information such as cell phone number and an email address. Members of the University community are notified annually regarding registration procedures and access to the MUALERT system. Registration for MUALERT is available on the main page of E-MU. MUALERT is tested annually during an unannounced and scheduled drill. MUALERT messages are also transmitted through the University's cable television system and will over-ride regular programming with a visible and audible display in the event of a campus emergency.
The Campus Safety Department may consider various forms of information to confirm and verity the threat; including but not limited to, direct witness observation, and Safety Officer or local police investigation.
The Director of Campus Safety or the Associate Director of Campus Safety will determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification. The notification and its content will be issued without delay, unless in the professional judgement of the Director or Associate Director, issuing a notification will jeopardize efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to or otherwise compromise the effective control of the emergency. Notification will be sent to the entire campus community.