Code Purple Emergency Notification System

Do you want to know when WSU is closed due to weather? Or when there is an emergency on campus?

Make sure you'll get the word from Code Purple:

Enter / Update Your Contact Info


Know the Alert Terms

WSU uses standard words and phrases to report different kinds of situations. Know what they mean and what to do in each situation.

SAFETY ALERT: Issued in a timely manner following a crime reported on or near campus that represents a serious or continuing threat — such as sexual assault, armed robbery, hate crime, etc. These messages are informational; no immediate action is necessary on your part.

Emergency Notifications

LOCKDOWN: Should a hostile or armed intruder come to campus, run away if possible. If not, go to a room that can be locked or barricaded. Close blinds, turn off lights, spread out and hide, silence phones. Be ready to fight if necessary. Do not leave until you receive an all-clear message.

SHELTER IN PLACE: Issued in the event of severe weather or hazardous material spill. Stay safe inside in order to avoid dangerous conditions. Do not leave area until you receive an all-clear message.

CAMPUS CLOSURE: Issued when conditions, such as snow or high winds, make it unsafe for campus operations. Stay away.


Code Purple Details

Code Purple is an emergency notification system that gives Weber State University the ability to communicate health and safety emergency information quickly--by text, voice, and e-mail message. By enrolling in Code Purple, you may receive safety-related information, regardless of your location.

WSU has contracted with the third-party firm Send Word Now to provide the infrastructure and equipment to support the Code Purple notification system. By participating in the Code Purple program, you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to the Code Purple terms and conditions and disclaimer.

If you do not wish to be notified by the Code Purple system in the event of an emergency, click the "deactivate my account" button at the bottom of the Code Purple registration page.