Communication Outlets

In the event of an emergency, the University will utilize the following communication outlets:

  • HBU Web site: In the event of an emergency, a link to this site will be activated from the University homepage at Emergency announcements will be posted on this site with links to appropriate information and resources.
  • HBU Alert System: The HBU Alert System allows the University to send time-sensitive notifications across campus in minutes.
  • The University Portal: Emergency information will also be posted for internal audiences at, the University portal.
  • University e-mail: E-mail is an important means of communication with the campus community.
  • Local news and radio: HBU will communicate with local news outlets in order to quickly disseminate news and information. Key media outlets include KHOU (11), KPRC (2), KTRK (13), KRIV (26), Univision (45), and KTRH Radio (740 AM, Houston's official Emergency Broadcasting station), as well as the Houston Chronicle Web site.
  • This Houston Web site carries emergency notifications for all local public and private schools. You may visit their Web site to receive notifications of school emergencies including school closings, delayed openings, early dismissals, reopening announcements, shelter in place announcements, and other special alerts.