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AlertVU test scheduled for Sept. 10

Sep. 4, 2015, 11:15 AM

Vanderbilt will conduct a test of its AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m.

AlertVU sends emergency messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community, such as a tornado forecasted to strike Vanderbilt or an active shooter on campus.

AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points in its database. Cell phone numbers provided by students to the university are automatically enrolled in the AlertVU database. Additionally, all Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the system using their Vanderbilt email address. Faculty and staff can register other contact points, such as their cell/home phone, text messaging, or personal email account to receive AlertVU messages when they are away from their Vanderbilt email account.

All persons are encouraged to update their emergency contact information at least annually, or as needed. To update your contact information, proceed to the AlertVU homepage and choose the designated portal.

Students will be directed to the YES system. Faculty and staff members will be directed to the C2HR system. Once you’ve logged in, access and update your personal contact information and then check the appropriate box to either receive or opt-out of the AlertVU messages.

If you have problems with these steps, contact Johnny Vanderpool.

*Users who opt to receive alerts via text messages may be subject to charges from their service providers.