Campus Alert Systems

How will I be notified during Severe Weather and Other Campus Emergencies?

The following methods maybe used to notify the campus community of various emergencies that may impact students, staff, and faculty on the Jacksonville State University campus.

Emergency Alert

The JSU Emergency Alert System is JSU's emergency mass notification system that is capable of sending thousands of messages within minutes by emailing, text messaging, and phone calls. The system will only be used when there is a severe threat to public safety and health of the entire campus that has not been contained or controlled, and when immediate action is required. The JSU Emergency Alert System phone number reflected on your caller I.D. will be 256-782-5440. Program this number into your phone so you will immediately recognize it as coming from JSU Emergency Alert System.

Outdoor Sirens

JSU has outdoor tornado warning sirens that are activated by the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency during tornado warnings for the county. The outdoor tornado sirens are only intended to be heard by persons who are outside.


JSU campus-wide e-mail notification system will send follow-up statements to all faculty, staff, and students on campus concerning campus-wide general announcements, school closures, and inclement weather.

JSU Homepage

Jacksonville State University's official web site for weather closings and emergency event information (

NOAA Weather Radio

Provides 24/7 all-hazard watches and warnings for incidents such as floods, tornadoes, thunderstorms, winter storms, train derailments, AMBER alerts, and terrorist attacks.

Internet Weather Related Sites

The Weather Channel

Weather Underground

Weather related Internet sites that are capable of sending email updates for your specific zip codes by subscribing to the sites.

Social Media

Messages sent via JSU's Emergency Alert System will automatically post to JSU's official Facebook page and Twitter account

Important Reminders

• Call the JSU Police at 256-782-5050 or 911 for all campus emergencies.

• For non-emergencies, call JSU Police at (256) 782-8888.

• Go to for more information during an emergency.

• Program (256) 782-5440 into your cell phone as "JSU Emergency Alert System" to recognize calls from JSU Emergency Alert System.