AlertUSF Statement of Support

The University of South Florida's top priority is the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. An Emergency Notification System (ENS) is an essential tool for providing the USF community with important information in the case of an emergency. 

If an emergency situation occurs, AlertUSF text alerts will send a text message to subscriber's mobile phone with information and/or instructions on what to do. 

This service is part of the University of South Florida's overall emergency preparedness efforts. USF urges all faculty, staff and students to "Opt in" since text messaging is an important means of contacting you in the event of an emergency.

Should faculty, staff or students opt out of the program, they must realize that they will not be notified via text messaging in the event of a campus emergency and, therefore, hold the University of South Florida harmless in such an event.

By providing us with your mobile phone number, you will be automatically enrolled in USF's Emergency Notification System, AlertUSF. By default, you will ONLY receive text messages in the event of an actual campus emergency. 

The system will not be used for routine announcements. in addition, you may also receive an occasional test message to assure the system is operational. 

Also note that data, such as cell phone numbers, will only be used for emergency communication and not for other campus uses without your permission.

To ensure the data integrity of the Emergency Notification System, you will be asked to verify your notification settings every 6 months.