The University may send out two types of alerts that satisfy Clery Act requirements to keep the campus informed about safety and security threats: “emergency notifications” and “timely warnings.”
“Emergency notifications” are used to immediately notify the campus community upon the reliable report of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus. UM’s process for emergency notifications, as well as for emergency evacuations and response, can be found in the next section.
“Timely warnings” are used to inform the campus community, in a timely manner, about serious or continuing threats to the campus community. The intent of a timely warning is to inform students and employees about crimes on or near campus, enable the campus community to protect themselves, provide prevention and safety tips, and aid in the prevention of similar crimes.