SIU Carbondale employs the Rave Mobile Safety alert system to send emergency text messages to cell phones and to campus e-mail addresses of students, faculty and staff. The message may alert you to an emergency situation, including if the university is closed; ask you to take action, or both. The system provides some weather warnings, including severe thunderstorm, tornado, flash flood and winter storm. Since the messages are short, you may need to go to another source of university emergency information for more details.
To receive emergency text messages, students must have current contact information in SalukiNet. Click on the “My Records” tab, then click on “View My SIUC Personal Records.” Students also will receive alerts via e-mail as long as you have claimed your account and created an @siu.edu e-mail address.
Faculty and staff must provide a current cell phone number through the Human Resources Self-Service system to receive emergency text messages. Once you log on, click on SIUC Employee Online Services, then click on “Personal Information” so you can enter or update your cell phone number. Your SIU e-mail address already is automatically entered into the alert system.
The Rave system is one element of a multi-layered emergency communications approach that also includes the university’s home page, Building Emergency Response Teams, loudspeakers, radio, social media and local media outlets.