Department of Public Safety

690 South Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383

Text Messages

The University's WCU Alert system can send messages to any device that can receive text message (SMS) through cellular service, such as cell phones, text pagers, BlackBerrys, and some wireless PDAs. In addition, you can also opt to have the messages sent to your e-mail address.

The University has created a well-defined set of situations that would prompt an emergency text message and this system will only be activated when there is a critical need to transmit urgent information to the campus community. Due to the limitations of text messaging, messages will be very brief and contain only vital and immediate information. More information about an emergency message will be made available through the other forms of communication available to the university, including messages posted to, broadcast e-mails, and announcements to local media.

The official source for continuously updated emergency information, directions and instructions, and relevant information is the WCU homepage