It is an alert system that allows public safety officials to create emergency alerts that contain a recorded voice message, an email message, and a text message and send them to the current database of contact information for all employees and students. In crisis situations, the system will try all means of contacting each person in the database, and uses sophisticated means to verify contact so that we know we have reached everyone we could.
Only OSU students and employees are entered into the system (no affiliates).
For more information visit http://alert.oregonstate.edu
Contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk through the methods listed on the right "Supported by" block to opt out of OSU Alert. However, please understand that this system will be the primary means of communication in an emergency and your life may depend on getting information in a timely way.