HUDPS Emergency Communications Services

In an effort to improve our emergency response procedures and personal safety, Howard University has implemented a new mass notification system by AppArmor.

  • Bison Safe is the University’s new mass notification system that allows the University to send time-sensitive notifications via text messaging and email.
  • In the case of an emergency on or near campus, a notification will be sent out immediately via:
    • a text message to the mobile number that is provided.
    • an email alert to Howard University-issued email addresses.
  • Notifications will be limited to emergencies involving events such as severe weather, building concerns, intruders and potential pandemics. The University will also test the system periodically.

The AppArmor safety app is also available to the University community, and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play:

The safety app is a multifunctional system that can be leveraged to use as a mobile blue light, report a tip to the Department of Public Safety, request a friend walk by another user, make emergency contact to DPS or the local police department, as well as an active HU news feed.