Radford University provides multiple alert notification services and econdary information portals to students, faculty and staff that enable the university police department, emergency preparedness, and senior campus administrators to send emergency alert notifications including text messages, emails, telephones, , Facebook, Twitter, campus computers, and the RU campus IP reverse announcement telephone system speakers. Secondary information outlets are also used including the campus sinage and cable television system. To see instructions on how to sign up to receive RU Alert messages and notifications through the RU Portal Click Here.
RU Alert (Primary Text and Cell Phone)
The Radford University RU Alert system allows registered RU students and RU staff to sign-up and receive emergency messages through telephone, email, and text messaging outlets. The system also allows for additional phone and email information that can be assigned through the portal. Additionally, when a RU Emergency Alert is generated additional campus alert technologies can be activated providing a multiple alert capability. Companion alert technology services include.
In the event of any emergency or need to relay important information to the Radford University community, “coverage” or “blast email” is sent that reaches all university email users. The email system also will be used to provide continuing information about the emergency or event. This email will go to all RU email recipients regardless of being registered in the RU Alert system.
Campus IP Telephone Reverse Announcement System.
In the event of an emergency the message generated by the RU Alert System will initiate a reverse audio message through the IP telephone system and selected speaker locations. Additional IP telephones and speakers will be deployed including links with new fire alarm audio systems.
RU Alertus Desktop System
In the Fall of 2013, RU Alert messages will be linked to Desktop Alertus computer messaging system that will take the RU Alert notification message and generate a parallel emergency notification message on all active campus computers including computer labs and classroom instructional computers.
Campus Siren and Verbal Notification System
Radford University deploys a campus siren/public address system. Sirens and speakers are placed at multiple locations on campus and at the Dedmon Center. The operation of the system provides a first notification siren alarm followed by a verbal communication via the PA system positioned at each location to convey specific information.
Campus Signage System
During a campus emergency or situations where campus wide infomation is to be announced information can be entered into the sinage system for display on all LCD monitors on campus.
Radford University Homepage
During a time of emergency or crisis the link icon will be activated calling attention to information for the emergency including status and updates. In the event of a major threat or emergency that requires quick and concise information, the university home page will be shifted to the RU Alert web page containing specific information.
WVRU Public Radio
In time of emergency WVRU public radio, a service of Radford University, will interrupt programming to broadcast emergency notification messages and severe weather information. Tune to 89.9FM WVRU. Weather information and warnings will come directly from the National Weather Service.
Anyone can sign up for RU Alert messaging through the RU Facebook portal. Once connected you will receive the same alert message from RU Alert system and generated to your Facebook link.