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11.6    Emergency Communications

  One of the keys to increasing campus safety is providing timely, clear,
  and concise communication to community members.  The following
  provides a summary of protocols and actions that each institution shall
  implement, as appropriate, to facilitate emergency communication:

  1. Designate personnel who are authorized to initiate campus-wide emergency communications.

  2. Maintain voice-capable outdoor warning systems.

  3. Institute a broad-based communications system which will permit timely notification to students, faculty, and staff using combinations of voice and text messaging technology.

  4. Provide web-based information pertaining to a variety of critical incidents.

  5. Evaluate emergency communication needs and systems on a continuing basis.

  6. Assess available and emerging communication technology and delivery systems on a continuing basis.