USU issues campus alerts when there is a significant emergency, an ongoing threat of certain crimes on campus, or a safety concern from weather or off-campus incidents. USU Public Safety follows a decision matrix to determine which alert is sent to the university community. All alerts are sent through USU's campus alert system, and all members of the campus community should keep their notification settings in myid.usu.edu updated.
Types of Alerts
Code Blue Alerts
USU sends a Code Blue alert, also called an emergency notification, when a significant emergency or dangerous situation poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or employees on campus. A significant emergency could include an impending and dangerous weather event, an active shooter or terrorist attack, or a gas leak.
USU sends crime alerts, also called timely warnings, when there is a potentially dangerous criminal situation on campus that poses a serious or ongoing threat. The goal is to prevent future crime by providing steps individuals can take to protect themselves and others. Learn more about crime alerts.
USU sends a safety alert when there is a safety concern that could affect the campus community. For example, the closure of the university due to significant snow or wind.
How to Receive Alerts
In an ongoing emergency situation, usu.edu/emergency will include new alerts and information at the top of the page to keep you informed. To ensure you receive all notifications, sign up for both email and text alerts or download the Utah State Safe app. All USU alerts for Logan are also sent through push notifications and the app includes additional features to improve campus safety and security.
Students, Faculty & Staff
- Sign in to USU MyID with your A-number and strong password.
- Approve Duo Push sign in (if required).
- Click on "USU Alerts" on the left-hand menu.
- Add or edit mobile numbers you would like USU to text with campus alerts.
- Click "Email Addresses" on the left-hand menu.
- Make sure your preferred email address is correct.
Parents or Community Members
Members of the community, including family members of USU students, faculty, or staff, may sign up to receive USU alerts to their mobile numbers.
Step 1: Select all the campuses for which you would like to receive alerts.
Step 2: Enter your phone number and click "Sign Up" to be included on alerts for your selected campus or campuses.