NKU Emergency Contact System

Providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty and staff is a top priority at Northern Kentucky University. To provide timely notifications the University has partnered with Rave to create NORSE ALERT, which will contact members of the campus community in the event of an emergency situation or campus closing.

All Northern Kentucky University students, staff, and faculty are automatically registered in NORSE ALERT with their official university e-mail address.  We encourage students, staff, and faculty to add other contact information, such as mobile numbers and personal e-mails, to their NORSE ALERT accounts.  You will receive a reminder to update your information every six months when you log into myNKU.  Parents, visitors, and other interested parties may register for NORSE ALERT on a voluntary basis. 

Depending on the type and location of the emergency, a notification may be sent using all of the methods, or a combination of the alert methods.

Northern Kentucky University uses the following methods to send notifications:

  • Norse Alert--sends notifications to the user to all nku.edu email addresses and all contacts provided by the individual.
  • Public Address System—Speakers are located across campus and inside most buildings.
  • nku.edu website
  • NKU Twitter
  • NKU Facebook
  • Local news outlets

Sign Up/Update/Manage Your Norse Alert Account Today

NKU Students, Staff, and Faculty access their accounts through myNKU portal.

Parents, visitors and other interested parties, click here to create/edit your account.

Governor's Scholar Progam click here to create/edit your account.

If you wish to be removed from the system please contact IT Help Desk at 572-6911 and give them your name, email address and phone number.

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Emergency Management
Providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is a top priority at Northern Kentucky University. In light of the tragic situations at Virginia Tech and other colleges, the University has partnered with Rave to create NORSE ALERT, which will contact members of the campus community through voice and text messages in the event of an emergency.