Early Alert Program
Safety on our campuses and in our communities is everyone’s responsibility. Report behavior you believe to be a potential concern and help our community members get the assistance and services they might need.
Reporting site — www.altoona.psu.edu/secure/earlyalert
Share a concern about a threat to the safety of others or community. The main purpose of the program is to be proactive in providing early intervention. The Early Alert System is a reporting system for concerns related to threats to safety as it pertains to students, faculty and /or staff.
What is the goal of the program?
For mental health emergencies related to imminent danger to self or others please call 911.
How does this work?
What about confidentiality?
All information is kept confidential by all members. Information regarding students may be shared on a strictly “need to know” basis in order to refer the student to the correct campus resource or intervene as appropriate. FERPA allows for communication to be shared among “school officials” who have a legitimate educational interest. Under FERPA, there is clear exception for any risks to health or safety. Faculty/staff issues will only be viewed by Human Resources officials to determine appropriate action.