Test of AlertVU system scheduled for Sept. 1

Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 2:30 p.m. CT.

AlertVU rapidly sends notification messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community, such as a tornado or an active shooter.

All Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the system using their university and Medical Center email addresses.

Employees can register other contact points, such as cell or home phone numbers or personal email accounts, to receive AlertVU messages* when they are away from their Vanderbilt email accounts. Update your information through Oracle; instructions are available on the AlertVU website.

In addition, all Vanderbilt employees should view and confirm their emergency contact information. In the event of an emergency or accident, the university will use the information provided in Oracle. For instructions to update your emergency contact information, visit the HR website.

Medical Center employees will be directed to C2HR. Information on how to update contact information in C2HR is available on the AlertVU website.

For more information, contact Jessamyn Davis.

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