Ouachita Baptist Uses Comprehensive Emergency Notification


​Ouachita Baptist University is a private liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, AR. Currently, the school educates approximately 1,500 students, most of whom live in on-campus housing.


Business Challenge:

Following the tragedy at Virginia Tech in 2007, Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) started searching for a campus-wide communication and mass notification system. The university was looking for something that was simple to use and could reach everyone during an emergency.



After conducting extensive research, and with help from InformaCast notification software, the OBU IT Services team created the Ouachita Emergency Notification System: a custom, four-phase solution that would allow them to meet all their communication and mass notification challenges. The system is simple enough for anyone to use, can ring all the phones on campus, and send a mass notification to a variety of endpoints including speakers, text messages, and email.