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K-State Alerts

K-State Alerts is Kansas State University's emergency notification system that gives campus authorities the ability to communicate emergency information quickly to the university community using some or all of the following channels:

  • Text messaging
  • Automated phone calls
  • Broadcast e-mails to all @k-state.edu accounts
  • Alert beacons
  • Police public address systems
  • Postings to the K-State website and mobile app    
  • Tornado warning sirens (sample audio)
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Rave Guardian mobile app

K-State students, faculty and staff can sign up for and manage their notification options via the K-State Connect website. Simply log in and select the “K-State Alerts” tab under the Profile section. If you need assistance click here for a step by step guide to updating your settings.

Guardian app

The university is partnering with the Rave Guardian mobile app, which is an integrated feature K-State Alerts. The phone numbers used for K-State Alerts will appear in the Guardian profile. Phone numbers cannot be modified in the Guardian app; only through K-State Connect

Visitor notifications

Visitors to K-State can receive text messages about emergency situations at all three campuses by texting KSTATEVISITOR to 67283. Users will receive notifications by text message when K-State Alerts is activated for any of the three campuses. 

Kansas State University does not charge for this service, however carrier message and data rates may apply. Text messages are sent on an as-needed basis. This service is provided per the Rave Mobile Safety Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Text STOP KSTATEVISITOR to 67283 to cancel or HELP for tech support.

Other area alert systems

K-State Alerts is a powerful tool to keep K-State and the surrounding community informed about emergencies on campus. But off campus emergencies can affect K-Staters' lives as well. K-Staters who don’t reside on campus are encouraged to sign-up for emergency notifications for their resident county to stay informed about off-campus events. Below are links to the notification systems for each campus' respective county and counties that have a significant number of K-State employees — if the county offers the service.

Sign up

Only current K-State faculty, staff, and students may sign up for text and phone alerts.

Help

Contact the IT Help Desk for account assistance.

Alert numbers

Save (do not call) these numbers in your cell phone: 
Text msgs: 67283 or 226787 or 78015 or 81437 or 77295
Phone calls: 785-532-0111

Emergencies

To report an emergency, call 911.