PURDUE ALERT - EMERGENCY WARNING NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Purdue ALERT is the University’s emergency warning notification system. It is a collection of communication layers that will be used by Purdue University public safety officials to notify students, faculty, and staff of imminent danger. Purdue ALERT warning notifications are designed as the initial “heads up” warning for students, faculty, and staff and should encourage all to seek additional information. The notification may be expanded to the community through news releases, TV, radio, siren system, etc., based on the judgment of the Incident Commander or public safety official.

PERIODIC TESTS: Purdue ALERT will normally be tested at the beginning of each academic semester. Public safety officials may cancel the test if the system has been activated for an actual incident within two weeks of the scheduled test.

TEXT MESSAGE OPT IN PROCEDURES:
To receive a text message one must opt into the system by:

  1. Clicking on purdue.edu/securepurdue
  2. Click on "Change my emergency contact number"
  3. Enter your Purdue career account info
  4. Click on "Emergency Contact Number"
  5. Enter your phone number.

Purdue ALERT incorporates the following systems on campus (some to all layers may be used based on the specific incident):

  1. All Hazards Outdoor Warning Sirens
  2. Text message (one must opt into the system, see below)
  3. Email…everyone with a purdue.edu address
  4. Information will be posted on the Purdue Homepage
  5. Information will be posted on the Purdue Facebook Emergency Notification Group (one must sign up to the Facebook group)
  6. Boiler TV Emergency Alert System
  7. Local TV station
  8. Local radio stations
  9. WebEOC
  10. 800 MHz radio system
  11. NOAA Weather Radios

PURDUE ALERT - EMERGENCY WARNING NOTIFICATION SYSTEM