The Marquette University Police Department issues safety alerts through text messages and emails to Marquette students, faculty and staff. Text messages, which are sent as soon as possible after an incident, provide information about the location and nature of the incident. The university’s policy is to issue a safety alert text message when there is an active threat to campus. Emails include additional information, including suspect and vehicle descriptions, if available. The alerts are for students in the immediate area so they know to avoid a certain area and/or watch for suspects who match the description.

All students and staff are automatically opted-in to the text messaging system as long as their mobile phone number is up-to-date and set as a mobile number in CheckMarq for students, or MyJob for staff.  Please ensure you have not blocked mass notifications on your phone either through your phone settings or on your account.

For students

To receive MUPD safety alerts, as well as weather-related closing information, enroll in the university's emergency text messaging system by entering your cell phone number in the "Personal Information" section of CheckMarq.

For parents

Safety alerts are posted to the Marquette University Police Department Twitter account. The program Marquette uses to send safety alert texts to students does not allow parents to sign up to receive alerts directly.

For faculty and staff

Those with university-owned cell phones will automatically receive text alerts. Faculty and staff without university phones can opt in to receiving text alerts from the university by registering their personal phone number in the "Personal Information" section of MyJob.


Recent MUPD safety alerts