Office of Public Safety

UT Alert

The safety of campus is our top priority. UT Alert is the University’s safety notification system, which includes text alerts and email notifications in emergency situations.

UT Alerts are sent only when there is an ongoing threat to the safety of campus. Examples include, but are not limited to, a missing or abducted child on campus, an active threat of violence, catastrophic power or utility failure, nuclear, biological or chemical contamination incident, or inclement weather. UToledo’s mass notification and crime prevention policy outlines when an alert is issued.

The service is free to students, faculty and staff. Please log into your MyUT account and under the personal information header click "update address and phone numbers."  Please provide your cell number and area code in the “Cell Phone” field using only numbers and no hyphens.  The alert system extracts cell phone numbers from the cell phone field only so if you use your cell phone as a local/permanent number, be sure to relist it in the cell phone field to be in the UT Alert system and receive emergency alert text messages.  Sign up at 

Be sure to also download the Rave Guardian app to access safety services including a safety timer, icons to contact the police, and a phone directory of helping resources on and off campus.  The app also allows your trusted friends or “guardians” selected to be alerted if you need help and uses your GPS location to get you help faster. Download for Android or iPhone.

Contact campus police

Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 419.530.2600
Off-campus emergency: 911

Last Updated: 1/26/24