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TCU Alert Information

TCU is committed to providing a safe environment for its faculty, staff and students.

The University utilizes the TCU Alert System, a mass communication program that includes phone, text and email communication, as well as indoor/outdoor loudspeakers and emergency lighting on campus to notify the Horned Frog community of an emergency or weather-related closure/delay.

TCU will post similar information on this website and share with local media outlets, as necessary.

Why did I get a TCU Alert?

Contact information for TCU Alert pulls from an internal database maintained by the University for faculty, staff and students. This information may include home phone numbers if students have added a parent/family member’s phone number in their contact information. Inclusion in a student’s contact information is the only way a parent may receive an emergency alert; parents do not have individual records within the system.

If you believe you have received a TCU Alert in error and would like to request that your name be removed from this emergency notification system, please click the link below, complete the form and submit for review. The process may take up to two weeks and you will be notified of the outcome.

When does TCU send weather alerts?

The TCU Alert System is activated for weather-related emergencies as follows:

  • When wind speeds reach 50 mph or above or wind gusts are 58 mph or above
  • When hail is ¾ of an inch or penny size
  • When the campus ThorGuard Lightning Detection System indicates dangerous lightning in our area

Weather can change at any time, so be sure to monitor local news reports via television, radio or the Internet. For more information and other tips on how to protect yourself during a storm, visit TCU’s Office of Emergency Preparedness website.

Why do I have to respond?

The TCU Alert System deploys all methods of communication in rapid succession. You will be asked to confirm receipt by replying “Yes.” Please respond as quickly as possible. Should we need to deploy emergency resources, it is important that we know you have been reached.

Although you reply “Yes,” you may still receive additional notices until the system completes its cycle via text message, email message and phone call. You only need to respond once.

An “All Clear” message will be sent via the TCU Alert System when the emergency situation has passed. Reply “Yes” to confirm receipt of this message.