Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register for Central Methodist University's state-of-the-art emergency notification system. It is the best way to ensure that you receive critical university notifications on safety issues and school closings. The system sends simultaneous messages to all registered text-message capable phones to alert registrants of information critical to their safety and well-being. The service will also post messages to the University's official Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Fayette: Text CMUAlert (all one word and not case sensitive) to 79516.
Columbia: Text CMUAlertCOMO (all one word and not case sensitive) to 79516.
Maryland Heights: Text CMUAlertMH (all one word and not case sensitive) to 79516.
Within seconds it will ask you to text Yes to confirm. You will then receive a confirmation text.
Frequently Asked Question's
What are Eagle Alerts?
This is the Universitys name for the emergency notification system sponsored by e2Campus. Eagle Alerts is a text messaging system that allows the university to communicate with members of the campus community quickly in the event of an emergency.
When will Eagle Alerts be used?
The university has created a well-defined set of situations that would prompt a Eagle Alert.
Here are some examples of when the service would be used:
- Safety threats in which an armed or dangerous person is at large on or near campus.
- Major facility emergencies or evacuations, such as fire.
- Severe weather. A closing due to snow/ice or a threat from a tornado requiring those to take shelter.
How do I Opt-Out (remove myself) from receiving Eagle Alerts?
Text STOP to 79516.
Will this cost me anything?
The University will not charge a subscriber fee. However, depending on your wireless carrier provider and the plan you have, you may be charged for SMS/text messages.
Will my contact information be shared with anyone?
No, the contact information you provide is for emergency purposes only.
Can my parents or guardian subscribe to Eagle Alerts?
The university has arranged for a limited number of subscriptions only for CMU students, faculty and staff members.
Other members of the University received emergency notifications messages but I did
not. What should I do?
Be sure to subscribe to Eagle Alerts by sending a CMUAlert to 79516.
What other means does the University have to provide emergency information?
Eagle Alerts are just one of the communication channels used in the event of an emergency.
The University has a variety of ways to communication emergency information. The most common are:
- Broadcast emails to all students, faculty, and staff
- Computer screen crawl on all University-owned computers.
- Announcement via the Outdoor PA System and Indoor Digital Signs.
- The University home page (www.centralmethodist.edu)
- Facebook and Twitter
The State of Missouri launched a website to help prepare Missourians for tornadoes and severe storms. The "StormAware" is a great resource, visit: http://stormaware.mo.gov