Gonzaga University ZagAlert FAQ
This resource is designed to provide answers to common questions about the ZagAlert emergency notification system at Gonzaga University. If you do not find the information you're looking for on this resource, please visit the ZagAlert website or contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness.
A ZagAlert or Urgent Warning message may be sent to promptly notify students, faculty and staff of situations on campus, the surrounding area or study abroad locations. Each message will offer clear directions for actions members of the Gonzaga community must take to ensure their safety as well as where to find additional information.
Issued when there is one of the following:
- Risk of injury or harm
- Risk of death/life threatening
- Campus closure
Issued when there is a potential ongoing threat to safety, health, or normal operations.
- Non-life-threatening weather (heat, air quality, or prepare for incoming storm)
- Warning to take caution, avoidance, preventative actions (police activity, transportation accident)
- Clery Compliance (notice of crimes committed near university)
An Urgent Message is sent as soon as there is understanding of a possible threat to safety or campus operations and the best precautions for individuals to take. Urgent Warning messages
Email and Voicemail
Subject: ARMED INTRUDER ON CAMPUS, ZAGALERT, GONZAGA UNIVERSTIY
This is a ZAGALERT EMERGENCY MESSAGE from Gonzaga University.
An active shooter has been reported on campus in front of the west entrance to College Hall. Lockdown: if you are on campus, go into the nearest available room and lock the door; stay away from windows. If you are not on campus, stay away until further notice. THIS IS NOT A TEST. Obey commands from authorities. Updates and information are available at www.facebook.com/GonzagaUniversity.
Text and Twitter
ZAGALERT. Active shooter west entrance College Hall. Lockdown. Stay away from campus. Updates at www.facebook.com/GonzagaUniversity. #ZagAlert
First, follow the instructions given in the ZagAlert. Generally, you will be asked to take one of 4 protective actions: evacuate, shelter-in-place, lock down or modified lockdown. You may be instructed to stay away. Find out more about these actions on the Emergency Guidelines Poster.
Second, monitor ongoing communications and follow all additional instructions. Do NOT assume the incident is over until you are officially notified via ZagAlert that the situation is resolved (even if other news sources report it to be over).
Third, refrain from speculating about what’s happening. Find official information and actions to take from Gonzaga’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GonzagaUniversity.