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
Emergency Broadcast System (EBS)
The Emergency Broadcast System is another form of mass communication that allows the University to relay an emergency message through the speaker feature on every VoIP phone.
Informacast utilizes the VoIP phones and allows the University to send a tone along with a text message which can be read on the display screen of the phone.
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 University Police Department.