Campus Safety Network
Public Safety has partnered with Nixle.com to provide the Campus Safety Network to help keep you informed of emergency and safety information on and around campus. This service is intended to supplement the existing Emergency Alert System at UC, and is not a replacement for it.
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
The University operates an Emergency Alert System (EAS) to provide warning to the campus community of immediate threats to life and health. This system is used to alert UC of such hazards as tornados, chemical spills, shootings, and other critical emergencies.
The EAS consists of multiple channels, designed to reach as many people as possible. The primary channel is voice announcements over the campus wide fire alarm network. This provides an immediate message to everyone in the affected buildings. The secondary channel is text messaging to cellular phones. Students are asked to provide a cellular phone number when they register through One Stop, and employees are asked to do so when they update their directory information. The University strongly urges all students and employees to subscribe. The EAS also sends an email to all UC email subscribers. For emergencies with a longer term impact, the University home page (www.uc.edu) will change to an emergency information page, and the campus status voice mailbox (556-3333) will also be updated.
In some cases only part of the EAS may be activated. For example, an emergency confined to one building, such as a fire, may only require warning the occupants of that building by the fire alarm system.
Federal law requires UC to notify all members of the campus community when potentially dangerous criminal situations occur near the campus. These crime alerts are intended to provide the UC community with information that may help them protect themselves from criminal activity. They are issued when the UC Police receive a report of a crime or crimes that present an ongoing threat to the UC community. While crime alerts are issued for violent offenses such as robberies, they may also be issued for non-violent offenses if a pattern or trend indicates an ongoing threat to the community. Crime alerts are sent to all UC students and employees by email, and are generated for crimes reported in the area outlined below. Because these notifications are mandated by law, students and employees cannot opt out of these alerts. The Campus Safety Network allows you to receive these notices by text message if desired. It also allows persons who are not students or employees to receive the notices, and is a favorite of parents for this reason.
- Go to http://www.nixle.com
- Click “Register Now”
- Create an account by choosing a User Name and Password
- Enter an e-mail address and cell phone number where you would like to receive messages
- Enter your address (or a nearby intersection). Note that Nixle uses the Postal Service’s database for addresses, so an intersection is often easier to use. In order to receive information for specific campuses, enter an intersection for that campus. For example, for Uptown West, you could enter Calhoun & Clifton.
- Click “Sign Me Up”
To Customize your Subscription:
- Log in at http://www.nixle.com
- Click “Locations”
- Click “Add New” to add your home address.
- Click “Settings”
- Select a location from the left-hand menu and subscribe to receive messages from each agency by checking the “Subscribe” option. Adjust which messages by priority level are sent to your e-mail and/or cell phone. Please note: you must opt-in to receive messages from your local community groups.