In the event of an emergency

For emergencies, call 9-1-1

In an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately from a campus phone or your cell phone. 9-1-1 operators will assist you and send appropriate emergency responders if needed. Stay calm and help others remain calm. When you are reporting an emergency situation, give concise, accurate answers to the 9-1-1 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so.

On-campus notifications

In the event of an emergency, notifications will posted at the top of all pages on the Elon University website and updated frequently with instructions and information that is vital to the health and safety of the campus community.

Elon also communicates emergency information via email, text messaging, mobile apps, social media and other means. Campus safety leaders strongly recommend that students and employees register for E-Alert and download the LiveSafe app to stay up-to-date on crisis situations.


E-Alert: Elon’s Notification System

Elon University uses E-Alert to send urgent news to cell phones via text messaging and also to email. E-Alert is the university’s primary source for campus crisis information and the most important service for which to register.

Once you sign up for E-Alert, the university will text your cell phone and email you timely information about emergencies, class cancellations and inclement weather.

Register for E-Alert



LiveSafe gives users two-way communication direct to Campus Safety & Police. Students and employees can share information – anonymously, if they choose – through text, photo or video directly from their smart phones.

Additionally, app users can receive important broadcast notifications sent by the Elon University Police Department. With a built-in SafeWalk feature, students also will be able to invite others to “virtually escort” them by monitoring their location on a map.

Download for direct two-way communication to Campus Safety & Police: