Emergency Preparedness at Pepperdine

The following post has been adapted from the Pepperdine University Emergency Information website. For more detailed information please visit the Emergency Information site, or view the Emergency Preparedness Guide in the Emergency Preparedness box on the right-hand side of the screen in Wavenet.

Emergency Preparedness at Pepperdine University

Members of the Pepperdine community should be aware of all of the resources the University has made available regarding emergency preparedness. The Office of Insurance & Risk, the Department of Public Safety, and the University’s Emergency Operations Committee (EOC), in cooperation with many other departments, work to ensure that Pepperdine is prepared for emergencies when they impact any of the institution’s schools or departments.

Reporting an Emergency

To report an emergency on the Malibu campus and at all other domestic University campuses, call 911. Then please call the Department of Public Safety at (310) 506-4441.

Being Informed During an Emergency

Emergency Information Website

Pepperdine University maintains an updated Emergency Information website. During an emergency, information on this site will be updated regularly to keep students, faculty, staff, and family members informed with accurate and current information. This website is available at http://emergency.pepperdine.edu/ and may also be accessed via a link on the Pepperdine University homepage at any time. You may wish to save the URL for easy referencing in the event of an emergency impacting Pepperdine University in Malibu or any of the other Pepperdine campuses.

Toll-Free Emergency Hotline

You can also call Pepperdine’s Toll-Free Emergency Hotline: (888) 286-5659. This hotline plays a recorded message, which is updated during emergencies by the University’s Emergency Operations Committee.

Everbridge Aware Emergency Notification System

Everbridge Aware is the University’s mass notification system.  The system allows the University to send a message to University faculty, staff and student cell, office, and home phones, as well as to send text messages and emails. The system is only used during emergencies and for testing, and is dependent on the personal contact information provided by each individual in the WaveNet portal. Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date by following the instructions found at http://emergency.pepperdine.edu/emergency-communication/.

Safety Video: Surviving an Active Shooter Event

A “Shots Fired: On Campus” video, describing best practices for surviving an active shooter situation, is available to students via WaveNet. The video can be found by clicking on the “Surviving an Active Shooter” link within the Emergency Preparedness box on the right-hand side of the screen in Wavenet.

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