Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Loyola Alert: Emergency Notifications

Loyola Alert is an emergency messaging service that provides personalized, time-sensitive alerts to students, faculty, staff and other personnel in the event of unforeseen events or potentially life-threatening emergencies at the lakeside campuses. Loyola Alert will immediately send messages to registered participants via the following communication channels:

  • Text messages to cell phones
  • Voice messages to land lines and cell phones
  • Written messages to personal e-mail accounts

Following distribution to the channels above, Loyola Alert messages are also posted to Campus Safety’s Twitter account (@LUCCampusSafety). 

Registration is required to receive Loyola Alert emergency communications. Loyola Alert messages are supplementary to the University’s emergency communications that are sent to all Loyola e-mail addresses and made available at LUC.edu.    

Alerts will be sent for emergencies occuring on University property that present a significant threat to loss of life. Examples of emergencies in which Loyola Alert may be activated include, but are not limited to: barricade/hostage situations; widespread and threatening weather conditions; national civil emergencies; terrorism, active shooter, or other violent acts; and health emergencies as ordered by public health authorities.

To ensure that you receive emergency information through Loyola Alert, please sign up by filling out a simple registration form as soon as possible. A Loyola affiliated person is able to register multiple phone numbers in the system, this is useful for students who want to register their parents, or a faculty member who wants to register their spouse.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Loyola is currently working with a third-party vendor, Blackboard Inc., and its product, Blackboard Connect, to provide Loyola Alert.