Central Alert is the emergency notification system that allows UCO officials to send news and instructions simultaneously to individuals through landline phones, text messaging, and e-mail. The benefits of the Central Alert system are its immediacy and direct access to individual campus members through multiple points of contact.
Central Alert complements tools the university already has in place to respond to a range of emergencies that may include weather related closing, environmental health crises, public safety incidents, and other unique emergency situations. In the event of an actual emergency, the university will continue to relay critical information using the most appropriate options from our full range of notification resources: Central Alert, Web announcements, e-mail, an automated message line, the local radio/TV stations, door-to-door notifications and posters. Central Alert will not be used for weather related campus closings except for those individuals who opt-in to receive these messages via text message only.
All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to update their contact information through either the Central Alert Channel or the Personal information Channel on the Home Tab in the University's portal, UCONNECT (http://uconnect.uco.edu). Each person will be able to opt-in to receive text messages. There may be a charge from your cell phone provider for each text message you receive.