The UM-Dearborn Emergency Alert system is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods, by which the university contacts students, faculty and staff in the event of an active, major campus emergency or when the campus is closed for inclement weather.
The university will also use other methods of communications during an emergency or when a situation is non-life threatening. Other forms of communication include: social media posts, non-urgent emails, local media reports.
Additional Crisis Communications Tools
Desktop alerting is a mass notification software that immediately displays an alert message on university-managed devices.
Outdoor Warning System
The University will use this system to warn the campus of a weather emergency.
Digital Display Boards
The University has the capability to broadcast emergency messages on the display boards throughout campus.
In an emergency situation, the University webpage will be the main resource to gain more information and further instruction related to the incident.
Blue Light Emergency Phones
Blue light emergency phones are found outside in multiple locations around campus. These phones directly connect to the Department of Public Safety.