ISU Emergency Alert is the University's emergency notification and warning system. An Alert will be issued by the University Police Department following confirmation of a reported incident and an assessment that there is an immediate threat to the University community. This alert and subsequent updates will be posted on the Illinois State website. Alerts are typically sent for the following emergencies: person with a weapon, shots fired, active shooter, armed robbery, bomb threat, hostage situation, explosion, fire, tornado, earthquake, structural collapse and hazardous materials incident. Other incident types may warrant an ISU Emergency Alert and will be judged on a case-by-case basis.
Text Follow @isualerts to the number 40404. You will receive the following messages:
A Twitter account is required to receive Emergency Alerts, but once setup, alerts will be sent via SMS Text Message to your phone.
This is the preferred contact for ISU Emergency Alerts since it has a history of being the most reliable in emergency situations. Only valid 10-digit phone numbers will be accepted. Checking the "update local phone number" will also update your local contact information with the University.
Some people closely monitor an alternate e-mail account. Alerts are automatically sent to all IllinoisState.edu e-mail accounts, but with this option ISU Emergency Alerts will be sent to your alternate address, in addition to your IllinoisState.edu account.
Follow the steps above to log into MY and update/remove your contact information. If you are unable to log into MY, contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357. You will need to provide your name and the type of alert you are receiving (email or text message), including the phone number(s) and e-mail address(es). A staff member will remove your subscription to emergency alerts.
ISU schedules two tests of the ISU Emergency Alert system during a calendar year. The first test generally occurs during the spring semester and the second during the fall semester. Each of these tests includes all of the available alerting channels. Notice is given to the University community during the week prior to a test.
Periodically, as new channels are added or significantly modified, an out-of-cycle test will be scheduled. During such tests, select channels will be tested. Notice is given to the University community during the week prior to the test.
ISU Emergency Alerts will be coming from a variety of addresses depending on the medium in which they are delivered. If you doubt the legitimacy of the sender, check these addresses against the alerts that you have received.
Text: 67283 OR 226787 (depending on your personal phone)
Email: ISU Emergency Alert email@example.com