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. Sign up at with your UTAD credentials. Each UT Alert user can enter up to three phone numbers and three email addresses into their account.

You need to opt-in to the program to receive a text message. Email messages are sent to all University accounts. UToledo is moving to an opt-out for the 2019-20 academic year, which will automatically sign up mobile numbers to receive the text alerts.

UT Alert is one tool to notify you in case of an emergency. UToledo also uses indoor and outdoor public address systems, social media and local news media to communicate with campus and the public in the case of emergency situations.

Be sure to also download the Rave Guardian app to access safety services, including a safety timer and panic button that immediately contacts police in an emergency and uses your GPS location to get help to you faster. The app also allows trusted friends or “guardians” to receive the same information. Download for Andriod or iPhone.

Contact campus police

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

Last Updated: 9/24/19