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Campus Alerts

In case of an emergency, make sure you get the message.

In case of an emergency, make sure you get the message by signing up for campus alerts. When campus is closed, we have extreme weather or in other emergencies, ESU uses Rave to send alerts through multiple channels:

  • Text message to your mobile device;
  • Email to your campus email or another address you provide;
  • On the homepage of; and
  • ESU’s social media channels

You can sign up to see all of these messages here

To ensure your safety on campus, we have these alerts pre-installed on all university owned computers.

More information about Rave

What is Rave?
Emporia State University has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety, the leader in mobile safety, to offer an emergency notification system, Rave Alert, capable of sending users text, voice and email messages, as well as simultaneously post announcements to places such as Facebook, Twitter, and Emporia State RSS feeds.

What type of messages will I receive?
Emporia State University will only send you messages related to emergencies. You will never receive advertisements and your information is never provided to advertisers.

Who will receive these alerts?
Any student, staff, or faculty member of Emporia State University can receive ESU emergency alerts.

What is my username?
Your username will be your Emporia State username and password.

Ex: If your Emporia State email address is, your username is corki5.

What mobile phone carriers are supported?
All U.S. mobile carriers are supported.

What if my cell phone number changes?
If your mobile number ever changes, please log into the ESU Rave site and update your contact details.

What if my cell phone provider changes?
If you keep the same mobile number, and simply change cell phone provider, you do not have to change anything however it may take several weeks for your mobile provider to update the Rave Alert system. During that time, it is possible that you will not be able to receive messages unless you login to update your carrier information.

Will I receive advertisements or text messaging SPAM?
No, never. We respect your privacy and you will never receive anything besides official Emporia State University communications.

Who do I contact for assistance?
If you need assistance, please contact the IT Helpdesk. Contact information for the IT Helpdesk can be found on the web at Help Desk