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USU Code Blue Alert System Test Thursday, Nov. 9

Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017


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A USU CODE BLUE Alert System will send a test Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9:15 a.m.


Faculty and Staff,

On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at approximately 9:15 a.m., Utah State University Emergency Management will conduct a test of the USU CODE BLUE Alert System.  Please make sure you are signed up to receive critical emergency information in a timely manner in the event of a major crisis on campus.  To sign up:

Go to http://www.usu.edu/alert/

Click on “Code Blue Alert Messaging Sign Up”.

  • Login with A# and password.
  • Approve DUO Push sign in (if required).
  • On the “Personal Information” site, scroll down to the “Phone Number” box.
  • Click on the “Add New” icon.
  • Click on the down arrow on “Phone Type”.

For text alerts, click on “Alert SMS (text) Code Blue”, enter the number and click on “Add”.  You can add up to 5 text numbers.

For voice alerts, click on “Alert Phone (voice) Code Blue”, enter the number and then click on “Add”.  You can add up to 5 phone numbers.

USU Code Blue is the method used to disseminate emergency information (school closure, evacuation, crimes, etc) to the USU community.  

USU provides “timely warning notices” to student, staff, and faculty through Code Blue to warn of possible threats from dangerous situations.

Timely warning notices are required by the federal Clery Act (1998), which requires transparency of campus crime policy and statistics. The Clery Act requires universities to send out a timely warning notice as soon as possible for specific crimes that: are reported to the campus police; occur on campus property and; might pose a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.
Crimes covered by the Clery Act and requiring a timely warning notice include, but are not limited to:

  • murder/non-negligent manslaughter
  • sex offenses
  • robbery
  • aggravated assault
  • major incidents of arson

USU will send a timely warning as soon as possible, even before all of the facts surrounding a criminal incident have been collected or verified.

USU Police decides if or when a crime alert should be sent on a case-by-case basis.

Helpful Hints

USU Code Blue alerts by cell phone come from telephone number (435) 797-7622.  Please update your Contacts with this number for the phones you included when signing up for USU Code Blue Alerts.  Please label it: USU CODE BLUE Alert.

In addition, share the test date and time (November 9 at approximately 9:15 a.m.) with the individuals whose telephone numbers you entered (parents, spouses, roommates, etc.) when signing up for USU Code Blue Alerts.

For more information, visit the Campus Safety website at http://www.usu.edu/campus-life/safety/ or contact Judy Crockett, USU Emergency Manager at (435) 797-0807.





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