IUP uses a text message (SMS) and voice call Emergency Notification System.

IUP has options for students and employees to receive emergency information via email, text messages, university computers via a desktop alert system, and voice calls. Family and community members can sign up to receive text message alerts.

If you are a student, you must register for or opt out of the Emergency Notification System. We encourage all students to register to receive emergency notifications when they are sent out to the community.

Once you sign up, IUP officials will send text messages to you in the case of an urgent campus-wide emergency. If the phone number you sign up with isn't capable of receiving text messages, we'll send a voice call.

But you can't get text messages or voice calls unless you register for notifications.

Register for Notifications

Students and Employees

Students and employees receive notifications through an internal system.

Family and Community Members

Parents, family members, and community members can sign up by texting iupalert to 888777 to receive emergency SMS text message communications.

Register for Notifications: Students and Employees

You can update your primary and alternate cell and phone numbers and alternate email. Your IUP email address is already part of your profile and is required.

Step 1

Log in to MyIUP and go to the Personal Info page. In the Personal Information card, click Emergency notification system registration and updates. That will take to your Everbridge member profile.

Step 2

Verify that your first and last name, and IUP email address, are correct. 

Click My Profile (Edit) to add or change your emergency information. 

Step 3

Enter your primary cell number to receive emergency text messaging. 

You can add additional/alternate phone numbers and email addresses to also receive emergency notifications. These fields are located below the primary information section.  

Everbridge App

Everbridge offers an app for Android and iOS users, which provides another way to update your information. Users of the app can also receive an additional push notification from the app when emergency notifications are sent, if you allow the app to send push notifications. If you do not allow push notifications from the app, during an emergency you will still receive an email.

The push notifications from the app are separate from and additional to the text messages and emails you will register after you have registered for emergency notifications via MyIUP/Everbridge (via the steps above). 

Once you have downloaded the app, click Find an organization or subscription and search for IUP or Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Select "Indiana University of Pennsylvania: IUP." You will be prompted to log in to IUP Web Single Sign-On. Once you have completed the sign-in, the app will load. Click Manage My Profile to update your information.

About the Emergency Notification System

The Emergency Notification System is maintained solely for the purpose of notifying the university community in times of critical emergency situations.

In the event of an emergency, information will be posted on the IUP Emergency Information web page and may be reported via the radio, TV, social media including Facebook and Twitter, and other sources as possible. Event cancellations due to an emergency will be posted to the Emergency Information web page as well.

See IUP's IUP Emergency Plan for details about specific types of emergencies.

Learn more about timely crime warnings about emergency situations at IUP.

Common Questions about the Emergency Notification System

Why didn't I get a text message?

In most cases, this is because you have not signed up, or because you have changed your phone number since you signed up. Follow the directions to register for notification.

Why did I get a text message? I didn't sign up and am not part of IUP.

If you received an emergency message from IUP and you are not a member of the IUP community, you still may be listed as an emergency contact by your student or an associate at IUP.

What is SMS?

Short Message Service (SMS) is a communications protocol allowing the interchange of short text messages between mobile telephone devices.