Missouri State Alert

Missouri State Alert is the University's mass notification system, which uses a variety of methods to contact students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency or school closing.

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Missouri State Alert allows you to receive urgent notifications from the University, even if you’re away from campus or your computer. Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff are automatically subscribed to Missouri State Alert and have the ability to choose how they prefer to be contacted. You can select multiple contact methods from text messages, emails and phone calls.

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Types of alerts

Missouri State Alert will only be used in the following situations:

  • Immediate threats/violent situations on campus
  • Security alerts
  • University closings
  • Severe weather alerts
  • Emergency situations of an extreme nature
  • Periodic testing

The system will not be used for advertisements, marketing messages, or to communicate campus or community events.

How Missouri State Alert works

During an urgent situation, the Missouri State Alert system will cycle through contact methods listed for your account to deliver the alert, starting with the first available. When you receive the message, it is very important that you confirm receipt when prompted. If no confirmation is received, Missouri State Alert will continue cycling through your points of contact. To learn more about the Missouri State Alert system, please see our FAQ page.

Other notification mechanisms

In addition to the Missouri State Alert notifications, the University may also warn the campus community through other methods:

  • Messages on the Missouri State and West Plains home pages
  • Blue-light safety phones
  • Two-way radios
  • Vehicle public address speakers