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UNK Alert

What is UNKAlert?!

What is UNKAlert! ?

During an emergency situation involving the UNK campus, the emergency operation plan will be activated. An important part of this plan is to alert students, faculty and staff of the emergency situation, to give instructions and to keep everyone informed of the current situation. During an emergency, our goal is to communicate first with those most immediately impacted and then those who will be less impacted by the situation. The ability to meet this goal may be impacted by the urgency of getting the communication out and not knowing the exact physical location of individuals affected by an emergency situation.

UNKAlert! will send emergency messages from UNK to devices and addresses you designate.  Communication devices can be cell phones (text and voice), landline phones, and e-mail addresses.  Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for UNKAlert! will be maintained from SAP for employees and MYBLUE for students. It is critical that for you to receive emergency messages from UNKAlert! that your telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are kept up-to-date in SAP & MYBLUE.  Employees and students may "opt in" to receive emergency messages through text messages.

If you are getting UNKAlert! in error or after you have left UNK, email luddenj@unk.edu or call 308-865-8377

Students and employees who do not wish to receive emergency messages on their personal telephones or e-mail addresses may "opt-out". (Opt-Out Form) Students and employees cannot "opt-out" of receiving UNKAlert! on UNK landline telephones, UNK e-mail addresses or cell phones provided by UNK.

UNKAlert! will be tested at the beginning of each semester and at the beginning of the summer term. Test messages will be clearly identified so that contacts will understand that the message is being received only to test the system.

UNKAlert! will notify you of any unplanned events with the potential to cause physical injury or environmental damage.  Emergencies include:

  • Tornadoes
  • Ice and Snow Storms
  • Fire
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Floods
  • Bomb Threats
  • Earthquakes
  • Bio-Terrorism
  • Active Shooter
  • Pandemic
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

Frequently asked questions about UNKAlert!

"Opt-In" for Text Messaging
Sign up to receive emergency messages through text messaging.

Students Update Information in MYBLUE
Update telephone numbers, cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses to be used for emergency notification.

Employees Update Information in SAP
Update telephone numbers, cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses to be used for emergency notification.

"Opt-Out" of Emergency Messages
You can "opt out" of receiving emergency messages.

UNK is committed to the safety and security of its students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. This site will help you prepare and provide resources for your safety. It is important to think about your response before an emergency occurs. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this site.

In the event of an emergency, dial 911.
Remember, attention to one’s surroundings and situational changes allows you to respond properly in an emergency situation.