Illinois State University will be testing ISU Emergency Alert on Thursday, March 17, at 2:05 p.m.
The following test message will be sent: 
Subject line: TEST- ISU Emergency Alert
Body of message:  TEST- This is a test of ISU Emergency Alert. Visit for more information. This is only a TEST
The purpose of this e-mail is to provide advanced notice to the University community about this upcoming biannual test. The modes of communication to be tested include:  

              • Text alerts to registered cell phones

              • All registered e-mail accounts

              • Public space digital displays

              • VOIP phone — tone and voice alert followed by text message on phone’s digital display

              • ISU Homepage

              • ISU’s main Facebook and Twitter accounts

              • Classroom Desktop computer pop-up alerts

              • SafeRedbirds app

Students are urged to notify their parents and others who are registered for ISU Emergency Alert that this test will be conducted at 2:05 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Notification should also be given about the modes of communication to be tested.
The campus community is encouraged to be familiar with the University’s Emergency Response plans and guidance documents by reviewing: 

  • The SafeRedbirds app which contains an Emergency Guide section comprised of response actions
  • The ISU Emergency Alert site provides information about signing up (students, staff, parents, community members), about incidents where ISU Emergency Alerts are issued; and about the modes of communications used for alerts.
  • The University Emergency Management Plan, a comprehensive document which details how the University will respond to major emergencies on campus. 
  • For Employees: Your department or building Emergency Response Plan, a document that provides you with emergency response information specific to your department.

Questions regarding this test or campus emergency preparedness should be directed to Emergency Management at (309) 438-0100.