Department of Emergency Management


Key Campus Contacts

Emergency: 911
University Police
Non-Emergencies: 805-756-2281

Information Sources

Cal Poly Emergency Information Call Center*


Emergency Alert System*

920 AM, 1400 AM, 98.1 FM, 1610 AM (Cal Poly)


* only activated during emergencies

Additional Information

Content is Maintained by Department of Emergency Management

Phone: 805-756-6658

Campus Employees Communication Tree

The effective dissemination of information to campus employees is critical during an emergency. The campus has in place many ways to communicate (756-NEWS, "Big Voice," e-mail, voice mail, bull horns, local radio stations, etc.). The use of each of these depends on the resources available during an emergency situation. It is recognized that in a major disaster these communication channels may not be available. If that occurs, the campus will communicate to its employees via a campus communication tree.

The communication tree follows the campus organizational structure. The President will communicate with the Vice Presidents and Auxiliary Executive Directors, who will in turn communicate with their direct reports. This process will continue throughout the organization until all employees have been contacted. It is the responsibility of each member of the organization to make sure that any employee that report directly to them receives the appropriate information in whatever manner is available to him.