October 20, 2022, 10:50 a.m.Cal State LA Emergency Notification: The evacuation drill has concluded, and you may re-enter your building once alarms have been silenced. Thank you for your participation. 

For future reference, if building alarms are activated, or when Public Safety officers order a building evacuated, take your valuables and walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and proceed to the pre-designated assembly area for the building you are in. A list of building evacuation assembly areas as well as the emergency preparedness and evacuation drill program components listed below can be found online by visiting the Cal State LA Emergency Preparedness webpage.

Each year, Cal State LA conducts campuswide emergency preparedness and evacuation drills, including a test of our emergency notification system, to enhance emergency preparedness for the entire campus community. The Cal State LA Emergency Preparedness program is responsible for ensuring the Cal State LA campus and community are prepared to respond to, and recover from, any emergency or disaster. The program consists of the following components:

  • The Multihazard Emergency Plan (EOP) 
  • The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) 
  • The Pandemic Business Continuity Plan (PBCP) 
  • The Emergency Action Plan (EAP) 
  • The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 
  • The Cal State LA CERT Team 
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response Equipment and Supplies 
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response Training, Drills, and Exercises

This information is publicized annually to the campus in conjunction with the annual Great California ShakeOut emergency preparedness and evacuation drill. 

Stay informed. If you did not receive a text message or you would prefer to get your text messages on a different device, please update your mobile phone information in the campus GET or HRM systems. Information on how to update your information can be found online by visiting the Cal State LA Eagle Alert webpage. 

October 20, 2022, 10:20 a.m. | Cal State LA Emergency Notification: Earthquake Drill: A large earthquake has just begun to strike the Cal State LA campus. Drop, cover, and hold on for the next two minutes. In a few minutes alarms will sound and all staff, faculty, and students on campus are directed to evacuate your building and report to your designated assembly area. Do not re-enter until the alarms in your building have been silenced. 


Cal State LA Eagle Alert

Eagle Alert is Cal State LA's emergency notification and safety advisory system. It is used to send Cal State LA Emergency Notification and Safety Advisory messages to all students, faculty and staff using the following information delivery methods:

Messages to Cal State LA email addresses
Text messages to mobile phones
Messages to the campus Guardian mobile app

What is a Cal State LA Emergency Notification?

Cal State LA Emergency Notifications will be sent when emergency situations arise, such as fires, earthquakes, and acts of violence or situations posing an imminent threat to life, health or the safety of our campus community. An emergency notification will only be sent after carefully assessing a situation and determining that it is serious enough to warrant a notification or to periodically conduct system tests. These messages will be clearly labeled with “Cal State LA Emergency Notification.”

What is a Cal State LA Safety Advisory?

Cal State LA Safety Advisories provide information regarding critical situations that do not pose an immediate threat to the life, health or safety of the campus community. These can include water main ruptures, poor air quality and law enforcement incidents that do not pose an immediate threat to life, health or safety. These messages will be clearly labeled with “Cal State LA Safety Advisory.”

Receive Eagle Alert messages

All currently enrolled Cal State LA students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled in the Eagle Alert emergency notification and safety advisory system using the contact information for each individual currently within the University’s Student Administration and Human Resources systems. The Eagle Alert system is updated monthly.

Text messages are typically the best method of communication during an emergency, so we encourage everyone to have a mobile phone number in the Student Administration or Human Resources systems to receive emergency text messages.

When a change to your mobile phone number is made in the Student Administration or Human Resources systems, the change will also update your information in the Eagle Alert system.

Find instructions for updating your mobile phone number, answers to frequently asked questions, and other important information on the Eagle Alert website. 

Communication Channels

During emergencies and critical incidents, the University may use additional means of communication depending on the situation, including social media and alerts on the Cal State LA homepage. Follow @CalStateLA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.