UTHealth Houston ALERT
What is UTHealth Houston ALERT?
UTHealth Houston ALERT is the university’s text message emergency notification system. A contracted vendor called Everbridge provides the UTHealth Houston emergency team and The University of Texas Police at Houston (UT Police at Houston) with the capability of rapidly texting the UTHealth Houston community about events of imminent threat, crisis, or harm, or if the university status changes from “open and operational” to something else.
When is it used?
In the event of an imminent threat, crisis, or harm, or if the university status changes from “open and operational” to something else, UTHealth Houston ALERT will be used to rapidly notify the UTHealth Houston community via text messages.
The text messages include information about the situation with instructions you should follow to protect yourself. When you receive a UTHealth Houston ALERT text message, follow the directions communicated in the alert.
Armed intruder at XYZ Building; shelter in place.
Once the threat has passed, an ALL CLEAR text message will be sent out.
Who receives UTHealth Houston ALERT messages?
- UTHealth Houston students are automatically enrolled in UTHealth Houston ALERT at the time of their enrollment with the university.
- UTHealth Houston faculty and staff must enter or update their cellphone number in Employee Self Service by selecting the Personal Details tile, then the Contact Details tile. The correct number should be type “Mobile.”
- Residents and clinical fellows must enroll through GMEIS.
- Official university guests or members of the public can sign up for UTHealth Houston ALERT through Everbridge.