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Sign Up for RU Alert

The RU Alert system is designed for Radford University students and RU staff to sign-up to receive RU Alert phone, text message and email emergency alerts. Registered users can also add secondary emails, phones, and contacts such as family members and friends to receive emergency messages.

NOTE: RU Alert emails are sent through the RU network automatically during an emergency regardless of an individual being signed up through the RU Alert system. These emails have a subject heading of RU Alert and are sent to all radford.edu account holders.

Sign Up for RU Alert

  • Visit the MyRU portal. 
  • Select the Personal Info icon, and go to RU Alert column.
  • Click on "Edit RU Alert Information." 

You may also return to this link anytime to edit or remove yourself from the system. The RU Alert system database is updated annually. It is important to check your information by January 30th of every year.

Unsubscribe from RU Alerts

As a student or staff member, if you graduate or leave Radford University you are responsible for going into the MyRU portal prior to leaving to remove yourself from the RU Alert system. You will not be able to log into the MyRU portal and remove yourself after you are officially dropped from the active roster.

To remove yourself prior to graduation or leaving:

  • Visit the MyRU portal.
  • Select the Personal Info icon, and go to RU Alert column. 
  • Select the RU Alert edit button.
  • Select Unsubscribe at the bottom of the box. 
  • You will then be asked, "Are you sure you want to unsubscribe?" Click on Unsubscribe again. 

At this point all of the information you provided as well as contacts will be removed from the RU Alert database. If you have any issues and or problems please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 540-831-7155 or oep@radford.edu.

Parents or Relatives

If you are no longer a student or you are a parent, relative, or a contact who was placed in the system by a RU student or staff member please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 540-831-7155 or oep@radford.edu for manual removal. Please have the phone number you received the RU Alert message on and/or the name of the student or staff member who was at Radford University and registered for the RU Alert system.

Others receiving RU Alert

If you are not associated with Radford University or any student or staff member but are receiving RU Alert messages and/or phone calls you may have recently bought or been assigned a new cell phone number that may have been assigned to someone at Radford University that registered for the RU Alert system. If this is the case please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 540-831-7155 or oep@radford.edu.