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Emergency Alerts and Notifications

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EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION:  Students, faculty and staff will typically receive a notification through the Central Alert​ system. Your information can still be managed at Updates to an incident may also appear on CMUPD social media (Facebook and Twitter). An emergency notification and its content will be authorized by the CMU Police Department and will be sent by the department. Following the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving and immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus, an emergency notification will be sent to those people or areas affected by the situation, without delay. Messages will be sent unless doing so will compromise assistance to victims or negatively impact the emergency at hand. 

TIMELY WARNING NOTICE:  In the event of an important incident which does not rise to the level of an immediate threat; students, faculty and staff will typically ​receive an email from the university.  We may also post the notice on CMUPD social media (Facebook and Twitter).  Timely warning notices are given in an effort to keep community members from becoming victims of similar crimes, and are determined based on the facts surrounding a crime or incident. 

OFF-CAMPUS INCIDENTS:   Isabella County maintains a separate system for notifying members of the community.   If you are interested in receiving emergency notifications for incidents that happen in the City of Mount Pleasant or out-county areas please sign up for Isabella County's Smart911 program. 

LEAN ABOUT THE RAVE GUARDAIN APP:  The Rave Guardian app is a public safety smartphone app that works alongside the Central Alert system to connect students, faculty and staff with campus safety resources.  Rave Guardian is available through the App Store for Apple devices and through Google Play for Android devices. Use your CMU global ID to download a version customized for CMU.

NOTE: In the event of an important incident, please DO NOT call the police department to ask for updates.  Dispatch and other staff will be involved with managing the active incident. Updates will be provided through CMU websites, social media, and/or other press-release methods.