Emergency Management

JWU has established an Office of Emergency Management, and designated all-hazard crisis management teams to develop plans for a variety of emergency challenges and direct/coordinate JWU’s emergency management function to provide effective crisis preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery measures.

Emergency Management team members receive National Incident Management System (NIMS) training and participate in drills and exercises with local emergency service providers in the campus area.

Prepare for Emergencies If an emergency requires normal campus operations to be put on hold, you will be informed by university personnel (be they faculty, residential life coordinators and assistants or other academic and administrative staff).

It is assumed that non-resident students will want to return to the safety of their own homes, and you will be allowed to do so if possible.

JWU administration will work with local and state officials to determine further action for resident students.

If you must evacuate campus:

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring a blanket, pillow, flashlight, prescription medications and any valuable belongings
  • Place all items left in the room on top of your bed, chest or closet
  • Unplug everything except your micro fridge

Refer to these sites for more information:

Emergency Procedures Effective emergency response requires the coordinated efforts of students, staff, and faculty. Each member of the JWU community should be prepared to act promptly when faced with an emergency.

The Emergency Management Plan contains information on building evacuation procedures; emergency responses related to explosions, hazardous materials releases, active shooters, and other threatening situations; and actions that should be taken if the campus is in “lockdown."

This information can be found on the university’s public folders (Emergency Procedures: Charlotte Campus: JWU Emergency Plan and Procedures), or you may request that a paper copy be provided to you at Campus Safety and Security.

Do your part and read/familiarize yourself with all of these documents. You may want to print copies of the “Emergency Quick Reference Procedures” and Emergency Evacuations and Rally Points” to have handy at all times when you are on campus.

Emergency Notification System JWU has emergency communication capability through university's emergency notification system. This multi-contact emergency message system allows us to send important emergency instructions to all participating students simultaneously. The system uses all the contact phone numbers provided by our students during registration for classes.

Students Anytime your contact information changes (new cell phone, new number), you are expected to update your information so that you can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

  1. Login to jwuLink
  2. Go to the Registration & Grades tab 2
  3. Under Personal Information (third column), click Update addresses and phones
  4. Follow on-screen instructions
  5. Contact Student Academic Services if you need help updating your information

Faculty & Staff Update your phone numbers by email.

Emergency Alerts Should an incident (natural or man-made) occur on or near campus, we will post relevant information at:

  • Charlotte Alerts when appropriate
  • jwuLink “Emergency Alerts”
  • @JWUAlertCLT

Alert Information Line Call 980-JWU-INFO (980-598-4636) to hear announcements about inclement weather, cancellations and other important information regarding interruptions in normal Charlotte Campus activities.