As announced earlier this year, the University is transitioning to a new emergency alerts system, called PSUAlert, away from the old service known as PSUTXT. You are strongly encouraged to take a few minutes now to add your cell phone number and other contact information to the new system by visiting the PSUAlert portal at http://psualert.psu.edu/. There, you also can manage your campus subscriptions to ensure that you will receive alerts from all desired Penn State campuses. Taking these brief steps now will help authorities to reach you with critical information in the event of an emergency.
As a student, faculty member or staff member, you will receive all future emergency alerts for your home campus at your Penn State email address. By visiting the PSUAlert portal at http://psualert.psu.edu/ and logging in using your Penn State Access Account user ID and password, you also can sign up to receive emergency alerts:
- By text message at as many as three cellphone numbers (including the option to receive alerts by automated voice message);
- By email at two addresses (in addition to your Penn State email address); and
- By automated voice message at up to three phone numbers (cellphone or landline).
To sign up, and for more information including answers to frequently asked questions, go to http://psualert.psu.edu/.
To current PSUTXT subscribers:
Students, faculty and staff who currently receive messages via the expiring PSUTXT system will need to re-enter their emergency contact information using the PSUAlert portal. No subscriber information will be carried over from PSUTXT to PSUAlert, so it is imperative that current PSUTXT subscribers take this step. Penn State officials will send emergency alerts using both systems until the end of the day on June 30, at which point PSUAlert will become the University’s sole emergency messaging system.
PSUAlert is Penn State's emergency notification system for students, faculty and staff. The system will be used to alert members of Penn State's campus communities of emergencies, campus closings and other urgent information. By using the PSUAlert Portal, students, faculty and staff can choose to receive PSUAlert messages by text message, voice message and e-mail.
The system will never be used to send advertising or spam messages.