Crisis Communications Plan

Shippensburg University's Crisis Communications Plan is part of the university's overall planning in response to various possible emergencies that affect the campus community. While each crisis is different, this plan provides guidelines for the university's response to crises and the various methods the university will use to communicate with our constituencies which include, but are not limited to, students, faculty, staff associates, administrators, parents, alumni, and numerous other external groups.

The main objective of the plan is to provide information quickly and effectively to appropriate audiences. Communications methods used in a crisis include, but are not limited to

  • emergency text messaging
  • e-mail
  • implementation of an emergency broadcast system (EBS) on campus radio and TV stations
  • the university's website

The plan is reviewed periodically to ensure it meets the needs of the campus community and is current with changing technologies.