"MUST KNOW" EMERGENCY INFO
When the University issues an emergency alert in response to a hazard, threat, or actual incident, everyone must know what the emergency conditions mean and basic emergency responses.
AppState-ALERT is the Appalachian State University 24/7 emergency messaging system. Using a combination of text messaging, voice messaging, the siren warning system, PC desktop alerts, email, and web technologies, AppState-ALERT is designed to provide Appalachian students, faculty and staff members with timely information in the event of a campus emergency. Cell phone text and voice messages will only be sent by the University when an emergency exists that is considered an "imminent threat." An "imminent threat" is defined as a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the life safety of the campus community.How does AppState-ALERT work?
In the event of a campus emergency, emergency notifications will be distributed to students, faculty and staff members using any or all of the following methods:
- Text Messaging: Emergency notifications will be sent as text messages to all cell numbers registered with APPSTATE-ALERT as "Emergency Cell-Text."
- Voice Messaging: Emergency notifications will be sent as voice messages to all cell numbers registered with APPSTATE-ALERT as "Emergency Cell-Voice."
- Siren Warning System: During high-risk conditions, the siren will be used to broadcast an audible warning message across the campus.
- Email: Emergency notifications will be sent to every appstate.edu email address.
- Web: Emergency notifications will be posted on www.appstatealert.com, in addition to emergency.appstate.edu, appstate.edu, and myasu.appstate.edu.