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Sign up for Washburn University’s iAlert emergency notification system

Washburn University’s iAlert emergency notification system is designed to warn Washburn students, faculty, staff and emergency contacts about emergencies on campus. The university is encouraging those who have not signed up for iAlert to do so before Tuesday, Oct. 30. Washburn will conduct an official test of iAlert on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Emergency notification channels to be tested include text messaging, automated phone calls, e-mail messages, Washburn’s website homepage and Facebook sites. Participation in the iAlert system is voluntary.  It is the responsibility of the individual to register for the free service and to keep the contact information up to date.  

To sign up for iAlert, go to or visit the Washburn police department’s table Oct. 22-24 in Memorial Union. 

“iAlert significantly enhances our ability to maintain a safe academic environment for staff, faculty and students,” said Chris Enos, sergeant, university police department.


Chris Enos, sergeant, university police, 785-670-1153
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153