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Emergency Information

Emergency Alerts

In case of an emergency, important information will be provided to our campus community through CatawbAlerts. This emergency alert notification system, in which you must register to participate, allows each user to register up to two text (cell) numbers, six (off-campus) e-mail addresses and four voice numbers. CatawbAlerts registration and subsequent personal account administration, including updates to the list of notified numbers and e-mail addresses, can be found in Catlink, the Catawba College community portal.

When an emergency occurs on campus — anything from inclement weather to a life-threatening situation — a brief CatawbAlert will promptly be sent to you via the numbers or e-mail addresses you have registered. The CatawbAlert is a condensed summary of an emergency situation; characters are limited due to constraints on the length of text messages. (See also Instructions for Non-Campus Community Members to Receive Emergency Info)

The college website, its official Facebook page and Twitter all will be utilized to provide more details on the emergency situation after a CatawbAlert is sent. In the event that the Catawba website is unavailable, you can find additional information on an emergency situation at





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Reporting Emergencies & Incidents


To report an emergency, call 911. 
To report behaviors of concern, suspicious activities or incidents on or near campus, the Catawba community should use CatWatch. This includes any concern that one thinks may pose a threat of violence. The information shared will be used to investigate and intervene in situations of concern.

Report an Incident


Four reporting methods are available for threatening behaviors or situations:

    1. Call Public Safety at (704) 637-4000 or dial 911
    2. Report an incident or a concern online at
    3. Make a report by telephone by calling Public Safety at (704) 637-4000 or Student Affairs at (704) 637-4410
    4. Make a report in person by contacting any administrative office on campus for assistance.


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