Monday, April 2, 2012

Introducing AU Alert: An Emergency Notification System

Andrews University has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety, the leader in mobile safety, to offer an emergency alert notification system called AU Alert. AU Alert delivers reliable emergency text and email messages to students, staff and faculty any time an emergency notification is needed on campus.

AU Alert notices are intended only for situations involving imminent danger to health or human safety. These may include severe weather alerts, winter weather class cancellations, hostile threats, utility failure, major road closings or fire, among others.

Every Andrews’ student, staff and faculty has a self-service account in the University’s AU Alert system. You can configure your account to sign up for our AU Alert service. Then, when Andrews University issues an AU Alert notice, it will be sent to you via the phone (text) and/or email contact information you have provided.

While AU Alert is intended to enhance safety for the campus community, it does not represent a guarantee. Reliability depends on human factors such as accuracy and timeliness of information, and on technical factors such as cell phone network coverage, in-bound traffic on telephone landlines, and availability of power to the University server and your computer. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the AU Alert service as a prudent measure while continuing to exercise normal attention to personal and community safety.

AU Alert sends notices at no charge; however, your provider's standard charges will apply for carrying text messages sent by AU Alert. AU Alert is supported on all U.S. mobile carriers. If you switch carriers, you will need to login to reconfigure your personal settings.

Sign up for AU Alert
Your Andrews University email user account name and password will be required to sign up.

To sign up for AU Alert:

  1. Login to AU Alert with your Andrews user name and password.
  2. Confirm or edit your name, email, cell phone and/or land line phone.
    1. You can add additional phone numbers and email accounts.

Once you submit your information, allow up to 24 hours for it to be entered in the AU Alert database. Normally, entry is done once per day. Alerts will not be sent to you until your information has been entered in the AU Alert database.

Contact this person at pr@andrews.edu.

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