About 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.

K-State Alerts will be used when a dangerous condition exists on campus (e.g. active shooter, storm in process, dangerous debris from storm), when a decision to close the campus has been made or when a decision to reopen the campus following a forced closure has been made.

To receive emergency notifications by text or phone, you must enroll in K-State Alerts through the Connect website. Only current faculty, staff, and students with an active eID are eligible to sign up for text messages and phone alerts. This includes K-Staters at the Manhattan, Salina and Olathe campuses, distance students and those at research and extension offices. Eligible K-Staters can add contact information of parents, children and spouses when they sign up.

Text messages and automated phone call alerts are provided by Rave Wireless. Contact information you provide will only be used to deliver emergency messages. A ZERO SPAM policy is strictly enforced that prohibits unsolicited messages and the selling of contact information to third party marketers.

Alert beacons are wall-mounted units that use sirens, flashing strobe lights, and digital text to immediately alert people of an emergency. The beacons are installed in many Manhattan, Salina, and Olathe lecture halls, hallways and residence halls. The installation of the alert beacons is funded through the City/University projects fund.