Important update on AlertVU delivery methods
It is strongly recommended, although not required, to provide a mobile phone (voice or text), landline, or a personal email for these alerts in addition to the Vanderbilt email address. Please encourage your faculty and staff members to review and update their AlertVU information within Oracle Cloud to ensure that they receive these alerts via a point of personal contact if desired.
VUPS and VUIT have upgraded the integration that maintains contact information within the AlertVU platform, providing daily updates to personal contact information from Oracle Cloud for faculty and staff. Now, any contact information previously entered in Vanderbilt’s legacy C2HR system, which was replaced by Oracle Cloud in January 2018, will no longer be used for AlertVU purposes. An article about this update was published in MyVU on March 9.
How to update your contact information: University faculty and staff
Faculty and staff AlertVU contact information will be maintained in Oracle Cloud. All faculty and staff must review their contact information in Oracle Cloud to assure they continue to receive messages at their desired personal points of contact. Visit your “Personal Details” page in Oracle Cloud (remember to log in via single sign-on) and review or update your AlertVU contact information. Instructions are also available here .
How to update your contact information: Students
Student contact information is maintained in the YES system. Students should review their contact information regularly to assure they continue to receive messages at their desired personal points of contact. Visit the YES portal to view and update your AlertVU contact information. Instructions are also available here.
Emergency information, when and where you need it
AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points the user has chosen—cell phone (voice or text), landline, and Vanderbilt email account—in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community. Examples of such a threat include a tornado forecast to strike Vanderbilt or an active shooter on campus.
- AlertVU Frequently Asked Questions
- AlertVU Desktop Alerts
- Instructions for Students
- Instructions for University Faculty and Staff
- Instructions for Medical Center employees
About AlertVUIn the event of an emergency, AlertVU is one of the ways members of the Vanderbilt community will receive information.
The webpage alertvu.vanderbilt.edu will be the primary location for all information and ongoing updates. Other existing systems, such as the campus security notices, Alertus desktop warnings, outdoor sirens, as well as other campus and medical center websites and social media may be used as part of the university and medical center's overall emergency communications strategy.
All Vanderbilt faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in AlertVU with their Vanderbilt email address only. Users may enter additional phone numbers by which they wish to receive voice or text alerts. Vanderbilt University employees can update this information in Oracle; Medical Center employees will use C2HR to update their contact information. Community members, guests, and visitors who are not faculty, students, or staff of Vanderbilt University or Vanderbilt University Medical Center may register to receive AlertVU notifications by registering here.
Vanderbilt students are automatically enrolled with their Vanderbilt email addresses and phone numbers. Students may also enter a contact number for a parent if they wish for a parent to be notified of emergencies at Vanderbilt. This information can be updated through the YES system.
AlertVU will be used only for emergencies posing an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community. Effective emergency response requires personal preparedness and planning. We encourage you to update your personal preferences for AlertVU and to explore the links on the Emergency Management website for resources to help you develop your own emergency preparedness plan.
- Nasvhille Office of Emergency Management (Nashville OEM Facebook)
- Disaster Relief Assistance
- Nashville Salvation Army
- Nashville Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
- Hands On Nashville
- Rebuilding Together Nashville
- Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville
- Middle Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Offices
- Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
- Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort
- RK Emergency Management Support