Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

Timely Warning Procedures

Loyola University will issue a timely warning if deemed necessary because of an imminent or ongoing threat against the Loyola community. Loyola's Crisis Communications Plan (CCP) explains the process for issuing timely warnings. Timely warnings are typically issued for the following Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program (UCR)/National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) crime classifications: arson, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal homicide, motor vehicle theft, robbery, and sexual assault. 


Loyola's Director of Public Safety or designee assesses incidents on a case-by-case basis for timely warning criteria. Timely warnings are not required for crimes reported to a pastoral or professional counselor.


Timely warnings are typically written and reviewed by the Director of Public Safety, the Associate Vice President for External Affairs, or their designee. The Director of Public Safety usually distributes timely warnings through the Greyhound Alert emergency notification system, which sends texts and emails to the Loyola community. Timely warnings are sent to students and employees to help prevent similar occurrences. However, the names of victims are withheld for confidentiality.


Timely warnings for the Leuven campus are typically distributed by on-site administrators via email to ensure the warning's timeliness.