February 21, 2012

Test of AlertVU system scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22

Vanderbilt will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m.

AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points a subscriber chooses — cell phone (voice or text), phone land line or email 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. (Users who opt to receive alerts via text messages may be subject to charges from their service providers.)

To register, update an existing account or find out more, visit the AlertVU website at www.vanderbilt.edu/alertvu. Anyone registering for AlertVU must have a Vanderbilt email address.

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 email address letting you know the information was successfully updated.

If you have problems with these steps, contact Johnny Vanderpool at johnny.vanderpool@vanderbilt.edu.