In the event of an actual emergency, visit the DPS website for details about the incident.
The Emergency Alert System
UM Emergency Alert is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods by which the University can contact students, faculty and staff of an active, major campus emergency. These methods include:
- Text messages (SMS) to cell phones
- Voice messages to phones
When the UM-Dearborn Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Department of Environmental Health and Safety & Emergency Management (EHSEM) determine there is an active emergency in which the public safety of the campus may be at risk, DPS will initiate an urgent notification through the UM Emergency Alert system. Examples are:
- When there is a significant incident on campus that could impact the safety of the campus community.
- When a tornado is predicted to strike the campus area.
- When a major hazardous material or chemical release is impacting a large portion of campus.
Localized incidents within a building (such as a small fire or hazardous material spill in a lab) probably won’t require a mass notification.
As a large multi-campus system, we require more than a single mode of notification in an emergency. UM Emergency Alert will add to the array of communication methods DPS uses during campus emergencies, such as DPS crime alerts, regular campus e-mails and local news media outlets.
In order to receive these urgent notification alert messages, faculty, staff and students may register two telephone or cell phone numbers and a device to receive text messages. Additionally, the University automatically will register all faculty, staff and student "umd.umich.edu" e-mail addresses. Click on your campus link below to register today.