Chapman University is relieved that after law enforcement investigation, yesterday’s report to Chapman University Public Safety resulted in no harm or injuries to our students or staff. Chapman University takes such threats very seriously, especially in light of recent events in California and around the world. All departments involved in investigating and messaging this threat followed the protocol established in Chapman University’s ongoing emergency operations drills and exercises.
The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority at all times. Parents have requested to receive Panther Alert notifications, so we wanted to provide additional information on how to make this happen.
What are Panther Alerts?
Panther-Alert is Chapman University’s Emergency Notification system. Panther-Alert sends simultaneous text messages, voicemail and email to you and your designated emergency contacts.
Learn more about Panther Alerts
According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the University must receive contact information (for students and parents) for the Panther Alert system directly from students. If you would like to receive Panther Alert notifications, your student must list your contact information on the
emergency contact information form
. Only your student can make changes to the contact information in his or her Panther Alert form.
How to Sign Up for Panther Alerts
- Chapman students and staff can login to with their University username and password to update the Chapman University Emergency Contact Form
- Click the box next to: “I would like to receive emergency notifications from Chapman University”
- The student or staff member should update/add their general information and phone information.
The alternative email can be a parent, spouse or another emergency contact. The “SMS Phone” will receive text message Panther Alerts
- Click “Update Emergency Contact Information” to save your changes.
When the University sends a call using Panther-Alert, it will always display the Caller ID information. Please save this phone number
on your cell phone to identify phone calls from Panther-Alert.
What if I do not have a Chapman University login?
If you live near campus and would like to receive information about campus emergencies, please follow the
Chapman University Facebook page
and bookmark the Chapman University Public Safety blog
. Information will be added to this Public Safety blog during an emergency, as it is available. This blog will be shared on the Chapman University Facebook page in the event of an emergency.