The OUPD uses text message alerts to ensure that in the event of an emergency, everyone on campus will receive critical information as quickly as possible. To receive these alerts, campus community members must register for the service.
Text alerts are sent only in response to the following conditions:
- An imminent threat of danger on campus
- An unanticipated university closure
- Campus-wide cancellation of classes
- Declaration of a snow emergency
- A system test conducted once each semester
Campus community members who have not had an active university e-mail account for more than 12 months or who have changed their cell phone number since they registered for emergency text alerts must update their contact information using the registration link.
Registered users who have ensured their contact information is up to date and do not receive a text alert test message during the upcoming test should report this to [email protected]. Complete emergency preparedness information is available on the OU emergency management web section.