Types of Alerts
Threat of Physical Harm
If danger is imminent or there is the threat of physical harm, such as the possibility of an active shooter on or approaching campus, the university will issue an alert as soon as officials are made aware of the situation. They will notify campus through electronic means consisting of phone, text and email notifications to all who are registered for the MNS.
In the event of other emergency situations, the campus community will be notified through electronic means. In the event of a fire, chemical spill, bomb threat or similar emergency, individuals in the immediate area will be notified through fire alarms and should evacuate the area.
During inclement weather conditions, members of the campus community should seek information from online sources such as weather.com or from local news media outlets that provide National Weather Service information, such as the campus’s NPR affiliate, KMST (88.5 FM). If conditions are favorable for a tornado, listen for the City of Rolla’s civil defense sirens to sound and take shelter. Missouri S&T may issue an electronic notification in the event of a tornado warning in Phelps County if time permits.
The University of Missouri has contracted with Rave Mobile Safety to provide emergency notifications to current employees and students. These emergency notifications supplement other sources of emergency information such as campus mass email, radio, television, or Emergency Alert System radio. You should not rely solely on these emergency notifications but instead should consult other sources of information regarding emergencies as well.
The university does not guarantee that any particular message or type of message will be sent or that you will receive every message, nor does receipt of any message guarantee your safety. The university is not responsible for lost or misdirected notifications, equipment or software malfunction, or notifications that fail to be transmitted or received due to transmission problems, human error, or any other cause.
If you opt in, you are responsible for providing and maintaining up-to-date personal contact data in myHR and/or your campus student information system. Failure to provide and maintain current contact data may mean that you will not receive emergency notifications. Even if you opt out, the university reserves the right to contact you at university-provided email addresses and phone numbers.
You should also be aware that text messaging may incur a per-message carrier charge. You may avoid a charge by not providing a text number via myHR and/or the appropriate student information system.