This system allows University officials to send emergency alerts and timely warnings to the campus community.
This system will be used only when a significant emergency, dangerous situation or sudden campus closure/delay occurs on a university campus.
An Alert is a message that will provide a timely warning or notification of an emergency and include instructions for the recipient to follow. Due to the limit of message length, the instructions may direct the recipient to a web site for additional information.
Emergency Preparedness will administer the system and authorize all use of it. Contact the OSU Emergency Preparedness Manager if you have questions about this.
No. Minimally, an email will be sent to everyone in the campus community with an ONID account. When a notification is being sent, OSU needs to be able to contact you about incidents or emergencies that occur on campus. Information that you voluntarily added can be removed via the OSU Alert portal. (http://getrave.com/login/oregonstate). You can also call the OSU Helpdesk at (541) 737-3474 if you need assistance with the portal.
The OSU Computer Helpdesk at (541) 737-3474.
You will be responsible for any text message charges that your carrier assigns. Some customers may have unlimited plans in which case this will not be of concern; however, if you do not wish to pay for text messages simply do not provide us with that phone number.
The program is fully funded by Oregon State University and is offered at no cost to the participants. Your individual telephone data plan may incur costs for text or phone messages.
Yes. The OSU Alert service has narrator capabilities for web navigation; as well as providing TTY/TDD message delivery with a single checkbox. This service additionally provides users with the option of utilizing the Dial-In messaging card for message activation.
Yes. The service allows users to send messages via voice, text, or voice and text depending upon the urgency of a call. Emergency calls result in notifications being automatically sent to all available contact points listed for each recipient for the type of call the user selects: ( 3 phone numbers, 3 SMS (Short-Message Service) and 2 additional e-mail addresses.
We suggest you use the alternative home phone number or the secondary email address for your parents’ information if they wish to receive notifications.