The Colorado State University emergency text alert system is used during an ongoing threat to the safety of the campus community. Alerts are sent only when the threat is on or near the grounds of the university, is ongoing and imminent, and has not been contained by law enforcement. Subscribers will receive text alerts regardless of their personal physical location or the time of year (alerts are sent year-round). The system is also used to announce the unexpected closure of campus, such as a snow day.
Emergency Alerts are utilized by all agencies within Larimer County to get vital life-saving information to the public quickly and efficiently. Emergency Alerts, commonly referred to as a reverse-911, are used in many circumstances when there is a threat to public safety such as:
- Missing endangered child (Amber Alert)
- Missing endangered adult
- Police activity that would require you to evacuate or take shelter
- Natural gas leaks
- Severe threatening weather (rotation in clouds, large hail with cloud rotation, tornado warnings)