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."  Provide a cell phone number and you will be in the UT Alert system and receive emergency alert text messages.  Sign up at 

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: 3/11/21