HARRISONBURG--- JMU tested its emergency notification system with sirens, voice direction, texts, and emails sent to students and staff.
The tests take place a few times a year. JMU notified students and staff weeks before the drill and tested the campus system today.
The staff rely on feedback from the campus to improve the system and utilize the resources to alert those on campus in the event of an emergency situation.
Donald Egle, Director of Communications at JMU, said, "Folks at JMU are pretty good at providing feedback, I think they recognize the importance of feedback and that it actually makes a difference."
Students say that using text messages is much more effective than sound or emails.
Cassie Stern, double majoring in Dance and Communications, said, "This is more of a direct of getting the message than just simply going on your computer and getting it after the event would have already happened."