At RMU, we rely on a number of ways to communicate to the campus community in emergency situations, including e-mail, voicemail, media and the Web. The Virginia Tech tragedy, however, demonstrated that we must be able to alert students and employees instantaneously at critical times. With that in mind, the University has launched RMU ALERT, an emergency notification system that leverages new technology to reach people more rapidly.
How It Works
RMU Alert allows campus leaders to simultaneously send text, email and voice messages from anywhere, in a matter of minutes, to thousands of cell phones, landline phones, PDA's and email accounts. The system will be used only in emergencies, such as power outages, weather-related closings and delays, and campus security situations.
What Should I Do?
Students and employees may choose up to six points of contact through a secure online form. Your RMU e-mail address (and phone number for employees) have already been entered into the system. You may use the additional options for personal or parent/family contact information.
- Go to www.rmu.edu/rmualert
- Sign into RMU Single Sign-On (SSO)
- Enter text messaging addresses, email addresses and phone numbers in the available fields.
- Check the "Agree to Terms of Service" agreement box and the electronic signature box.
- Click "Create Account".
Robert Morris University Emergency Alert Notification System equipment is tested, at least annually (typically, more frequently) to ensure it is working properly. At least once per calendar year the university will conduct a full activation of the Emergency Alert Notification System which will be advertised to the Robert Morris University community beforehand.