MSU has a longstanding tradition of emergency preparedness and a commitment to safety. Morehead State University’s Police Department has been recognized by StateUniversity.com as ranking first in Kentucky for Highest Safety Rating.
The University’s police department, student life staff, and counselors work with community agencies on an annual basis to review emergency preparedness plans. The Emergency Resources Web site, is designed to relay information about emergency preparedness, communication and operating plans, and other policies and procedures related to safety at MSU.
In the event of an emergency (including weather and safety alerts), Morehead State University will utilize a number of communication tools and strategies. Depending upon the nature of the announcement, any or all of the following methods may be used:
MSU has a fully accredited police department open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department has 16 sworn police officers who have county-wide jurisdiction. These 16 police officers together have over 125 years of police experience. Dispatchers in the Communications Unit are fully trained and certified by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
Students and parents should sign up for e2Campus to receive alerts for weather, safety, and special events. Alerts may be sent by e-mail and mobile phone by text message. Some carriers may charge for text messages.
Early Intervention System
Morehead State University is committed to maximizing student success and retention. The Early Intervention System (EIS) has been created to identify those students experiencing problems at MSU.
If you have a concern that a student may be experiencing personal, social, or academic difficulties, contact EIS. A trained staff member will contact the student in an effort to provide support and make appropriate referrals to University professional staff members or campus agencies.
Early Intervention System Division of Student Life
Morehead State University
150 University Blvd., Box 756
Morehead, KY 40351
As the winter months generally bring unpredictable weather patterns, Morehead State University has established a policy for announcing delays and cancellations.
When the normal hours of operation are interrupted, a bulletin broadcast review message will be placed on the University’s voice messaging system, as well as the (606) 783-INFO (4636) number. In the event of a weather emergency, an alert button will be activated on the University’s homepage.
Information also will be provided to Morehead State Public Radio (90.3 FM; 88.3 FM WOCS, Lerose/Booneville; W202BH, 88.3 FM, Inez), the University’s public radio network, and other radio and television stations in the area.
For additional information, consult the Emergency Resources web site. or contact one of the MSU offices below.