MU Emergency and Operations Plan

Safety and security is the No. 1 priority at the University of Missouri. MU’s Emergency Operations Plan establishes policies, procedures and guidelines that can be used during man made or natural disasters on campus.

MU officials regularly participate in drills and exercises with local, county and state public safety agencies.

Emergency Communication Plan

MU’s emergency alert system is composed of various communication tools that are utilized during emergencies when a dangerous situation and/or a threat to the health and safety of the campus community exists.

The emergency alert system is not a source for campus news. It is a system of tools used to alert the entire campus community, or certain portions of our community, to events that could have an immediate impact on safety.

University officials utilize various communication tools, which include phone calls, text messages, computer desktop notifications, beacon alerts, MU Alert website and social media, selectively during emergencies.

Emergency Notifications

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to register to receive notifications via text message and/or phone. They may opt in or out of the various communication tools so that they receive information in the preferred way.

Students can register for emergency notifications through their accounts on myZou. Faculty and staff can register for notifications through their accounts on myHR.


MU Alert

The MU Alert website also contains information about the current campus operating status, general procedures for emergency response, and tips on preparing for emergencies.

In the event of an actual emergency affecting MU, faculty, staff and students should regularly check their university email accounts and refer to the MU Alert website for the text-alert-buttonmost up-to-date information. Please be aware that it will take officials a few minutes to confirm and post accurate information about any emergency.