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Emergency Mass Notification

IPantherALERT1n recognition that emergencies can happen with little or no advance warning, a robust method of mass notification must be in place to effectively warn the campus community. Recent examples of campus violence nationally indicate that timely warnings and notifications are one of the best methods to protecting the campus at-large.

Alerts v.s. Advisories – what’s the difference?

High Point University uses a two-tiered emergency notification system.

Panther ALERT is issued for situations that pose an immediate threat to campus safety (i.e., tornado warning, active shooter). Panther Alerts are sent to every possible communications device.

Panther ADVISORY is issued for situations that may affect the safety of the campus but immediate, life-protecting action isn’t required (i.e., tornado watch, robbery near campus). Panther Advisories are sent as a text and email only.

Methods of Notification:

The University is capable of sending mass notification to a variety of sources, including:

  • Text (SMS) message
  • Email
  • Voice message (to cell phones)
  • Campus phones
  • Campus computers (scrolling text pop-up)
  • Electronic message boards and kiosks throughout campus
  • Intercom systems (in select buildings)
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • HPU homepage
  • Outdoor siren / PA system

Enrolling in the Panther Alert/Advisory Program:

Members of campus are automatically enrolled in the University emergency notification system. All questions should be directed to pantheralert@highpoint.edu.

Updating Emergency Contact Information For Students:

1. Go to the HPU Portal at my.highpoint.edu and click the “Sign In” link at the top right of the page.

2. Enter your HPU Username and Password and click the “Sign In” button.

3. Under the Quick Links section in the right sidebar, select the “Account Information” link.

4. On the Account Information page, update the “Personal Phone / Cell Phone” field under the Email Addresses and Phones section.

Note: the contact information High Point University will use to communicate with you during an emergency is collected from the “Email Addresses and Phones” section. The Emergency Contact Information section is asking for your personal emergency contact individual who should be notified in the event of an emergency or accident involving you only.

Updating Emergency Contact Information For Employees:

1. Login to Workday and select HPU Single Sign-On.

2. Enter your HPU Username and Password and click the “Sign In” button.

3. Click on the Personal Information button and click Edit on the top left of the page.

4. Enter your preferred method of notification under the Primary Phone section. Be sure to select whether this is a mobile or landline number.

Note: Only one mobile number will be allowed to receive notifications. 

5. When you have completed updating your information, be sure to click the Submit button at the bottom left of the screen.

Contact Us

If you require emergency assistance:
  • Dial ext. 9111 from a campus phone
  • Call (336) 841-9111
  • Push the emergency call button on any C.A.R.E. point
Our non-emergency phone number is (336) 841-9112 or campus ext. 9112.

If you require immediate transportation assistance:
  • Dial ext. 9113 from a campus extension
  • Call (336) 841-9113
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