Emergency Alerts and Updates

Emergency Alerts and Updates

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Chico State Alerts

Chico State Alerts is how the University notifies students and employees in real-time during emergencies. While student, faculty, and staff Chico State email addresses are automatically included in the alert system, the University encourages you to add multiple contact points to ensure you are notified. Examples of additional contact points are a mobile phone to receive text messages, personal email, and landlines, as well as contact points for family or roommates.  To add contact points, visit GetRave.com, logging in with your campus credentials. This is also the place to select your preferred language selection for alerts (choose the edit function next to your name).  

The system automatically gets contact information from the Chico State Account Center. Everyone should log in and double check their emergency contact information is correct at least once a semester. Your contact information is kept confidential. 

Add Contact Points in Chico State Alerts

The system can contact you in three ways, based on the information you provide:
  • Call to mobile, home, or office phone number. Add (530)898-5999 to your contacts. 
  • Text messages (SMS) to mobile device
  • E-mails to an address you specify

Chico State Alerts are sent only for very serious incidents and dangerous situations that would jeopardize the health and safety of the campus community.

New Features

  • Desktop alert functions have been installed on all IT-managed PCs on campus
  • Language options—choose to receive your alerts in English, Spanish, Hmong Daw, Hindi, Arabic, or Mandarin. Note: Translations are automated via GoogleTranslate and may contain inaccuracies.
  • Non-campus contact points—add email or phone numbers for friends or family members for additional points of contact.

Coming Soon

  • Desktop alert functions for all IT-managed Mac laptop and desktop computers 
  • "Short codes" that allow visitors to opt-in to Chico State Alerts for a pre-determined time. This will allow guests at Orientation and Commencement to receive notifications during their visit.
  • Push messaging for when there is WiFi but no cell service
  • Non-emergency codes that would allow the University to send important campus messages under a different title than “Chico State Alerts”
  • Geo-polling two-way communication to allow the University to check on the well-being of people during widespread emergencies to track the location of people in need of assistance
  • Mobile Blue Light Phone option, to contact UPD for direct assistance
  • A mobile app with safety features including concerns/crime reporting, evacuation points, and AED locations

Local/Regional Emergency Notifications

Both the city of Chico and Butte County use Code RED for emergency alerts to help you prepare for emergencies, be informed, and receive local alerts. These are sent to alert Chico and Butte County residents in the event of an emergency.

Sign up for these alerts by visiting the county's Code RED website.