University of Houston-Victoria

Emergency Messages to Students

Section: Student Services Index: D-2
Subject: Emergency Messages To Students 


In certain types of emergencies, attempts will be made to notify students. For purposes of this policy, emergencies are defined as those that involve a death, illness, injury, accident, or a threat to a student’s livelihood or property.


  • A student’s ill or injured child requires parental consent for treatment,
  • A family or household member is injured or ill,
  • A student’s employer calls regarding a business emergency where the student’s job may depend on his or her response.


  • Student emergency messages received by the campus switchboard or other campus office should be transferred to the Office of Student Life and Services (SLS).
  • SLS personnel will:
    • determine whether or not the situation is an emergency, as defined by this policy,
    • attempt to determine the student’s location and attempt to deliver the message,
    • communicate with switchboard or campus office whether the message was delivered or not.

Approved by:

Signature Obtained 
Raymond V. Morgan, Jr., Ph.D. 


Originating Department: Student Recruitment and Relations
Next Review Date: October 2018