September 9, 2011
The TechAlert! system is tested at least twice a year, therefore, contact information must be updated in order to recieve alerts.
Texas Tech will test its TechAlert! emergency communications system at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 15).
The system is used to alert the university community of emergency situations, class cancellations or delays.
“The safety of our university community is our top priority,” said Ronald Phillips, university counsel and emergency management coordinator. “We test the TechAlert! system at least twice a year if it is not otherwise activated, so it is vital that we have current phone, text message and email contacts for all faculty, staff and students so emergency communications system can get the latest information out as fast as possible.”
To ensure receipt of these important messages, update contact info at www.ttu.edu/emergency.
In the event of an emergency or campus closure, university officials use multiple communication platforms in addition to the TechAlert! system, including the university homepage, the online emergency communications center, Texas Tech Today and social media.
TechAlert! is a mass notification system that simultaneously sends email, text and voice messages to alert the university community of emergency situations or class cancellations or delays.
- More than 17,000 students, faculty and staff have opted in to receive text message alerts.
- As of the last TechAlert! message, more than 40,600 voice and 35,400 email messages were sent.
If you have not already done so this semester, update cell phone, home phone or text
message information at www.ttu.edu/emergency. Up to four phone numbers can be entered, with TTY/TDD for hearing impaired and text
Parents, if you wish to receive TechAlert notifications, ask your student to include your phone number in their registry.