Emergency Communication Systems

Emergency Text Alert System

Updated August 2010

The Emergency Text Alert System is used to send alerts in the event of an emergency on the Fort Collins campus. The system is only used during a safety emergency or unexpected closing of the campus, such as a snow day.


Subscription is processed through RAMweb and requires a campus eID.

The phone numbers of Sprint cell phones, the university's contracted provider, supplied to faculty and staff for work purposes have been automatically entered into the system. Faculty and staff with phones through other providers or who want to register a personal phone must sign up through the university's registration system.

Updating / Unsubscribing

Participants are responsible for keeping information up to date.

The system and the university do not keep track of subscribers' physical locations. Faculty on sabbatical, students who are away on semester abroad, for a holiday or spring break, or any other subscriber who is out of the area, will continue receiving RAVE alerts until they unsubscribe via RAMWeb.

About the system

Colorado State University utilizes Rave Mobile Safety's software for the Emergency Text Alert System. Rave is a leading provider of software solutions for individual, group and public safety.