What is UTHealth Alert?
UTHealth Alert is the university’s text message emergency notification system. UTHealth has contracted with Everbridge to provide the UTHealth emergency team and The University of Texas Police at Houston (UT Police) the capability of rapidly texting the UTHealth community about events of imminent threat, crisis or harm, or if the university status changes from “open and operational”.
When is it used?
UTHealth Alert is used to rapidly notify the UTHealth campus community about events of imminent threat, crisis or harm, or if the university status changes from “open and operational”.
The text messages include information about the situation with instructions you should follow to protect yourself. When you receive a UTHealth 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 Alert messages?
- UTHealth students are automatically enrolled in UTHealth Alert at the time of their enrollment with the university and can opt out through
- UTHealth faculty and staff must enter or update their cellphone number in Employee Self Service (ESS).
- Residents and clinical fellows must enroll through GMEIS.
- Official university guests or members of the public can sign up for UTHealth Alert through Everbridge.