Test of AlertVU System Scheduled for Friday, Feb. 25
Vanderbilt will conduct a full scale test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Friday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m.
All subscribers to AlertVU should receive the message: “This is a test of AlertVU. In a real event, this text will contain instructions and more info will be on www.vanderbilt.edu.”
AlertVU sends messages to the delivery points a subscriber chooses — cell phone (voice and/or text), phone land line or e-mail account — in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community. It is available free to students, faculty and staff on a voluntary, opt-in basis.
AlertVU is an addition to Vanderbilt’s emergency notification tools, which include campus crime alerts, mass e-mails, websites, plasma screens, tornado sirens, etc. Those tools will continue to be used for the situations that warrant their use. In the event of a crisis, each system may or may not be operational, so planned redundancy should be included in communications.
If you have not signed up for AlertVU and would like to, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/alertvu to register. If you need to check/change any of your information that you previously registered with AlertVU, you can also do that at www.vanderbilt.edu/alertvu. Anyone registering for AlertVU must have a Vanderbilt e-mail address.
We also now offer an AlertVU group on FaceBook. Anyone can join the group, which will receive a message any time the AlertVU system is activated.
Trouble shooting if you don't receive the test message
During the test, AlertVU subscribers should receive a message on all the delivery points they have selected.
If you have subscribed to AlertVU and you do not receive a test message, or you don’t receive it on all the delivery systems you had indicated:
• First, log into your account by going to www.vanderbilt.edu/alertvu and clicking on the “Access AlertVU” red button.
• Then, verify that your information is correct and click on the button to update your information. You will receive a message at your Vanderbilt e-mail address letting you know the information was successfully updated.
If you have problems with these steps, contact Johnny.firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Users who opt to receive alerts via text messages may be subject to charges from their service providers.)