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Tier 1: WVU Alert

What Is It?

A WVU Alert is immediately sent when there is an imminent threat or impact to the safety of the campus community, including when the University is delayed or closed due to emergency weather conditions.

These types of alerts are required by law and include the most urgent messages of the three tiers.

Incidents that fall into this tier will occur on campus.

These messages will be sent to our community immediately upon confirmation of the situation. Additional messages may follow the initial message to provide updates or give instructions.


Incidents in this tier could include:

  • acts of criminal violence, like an active shooter or a bomb threat
  • civil unrest or rioting
  • explosion
  • hazardous materials incidents
  • earthquake, tornado or other extreme weather conditions
  • emergency weather-related delays or closures

Channels of Communication

The campus community will be notified of incidents in this tier through all available modes of communication, including:

Useful Resources

WVU Alert

Emergency notification system for the Morgantown campus.

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LiveSafe App

Direct, two-way communication with University Police.

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University Police

992 Elmer Prince Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-6563

Carruth Center

Health and Education Building
390 Birch Street
Morgantown, WV 26506
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You can help WVU provide a safe environment by reporting student concerns, student conduct violations, sexual misconduct or other potential threats to campus safety.