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UMKC Alert! Emergency Mass Notification System

The University of Missouri System uses an automated, rapid notification system to supplement the communication tools currently used to notify students, faculty and staff about campus emergencies and closings, as well as class cancellations due to inclement weather. The University of Missouri System partners with Blackboard Connect, a national provider for mass message notification services.

Updating your information

To update your contact information, follow the links in the left column. Existing UMKC phone numbers and umkc.edu e-mail accounts have already been entered in the system.

Faculty and staff can proceed directly to the registration site via myHR. Use your UMKC User ID and Password to access the registration page.

Students update their information via Pathway. Additional instructions are provided in the left column on this page.

To take advantage of additional communication options - such as cell phones and text messaging - you must update your information.

The contact information submitted for use with the campus-wide emergency mass notification system is stored in the Pathway and HR PeopleSoft systems which are protected by multiple layers of physical and technical security. Access to that data is limited to authorized University staff. Your contact information is then transmitted via secure socket layer (SSL) technology to the vendor, Blackboard Connect. Blackboard Connect has multiple layers of security to protect the data once it is in their system.

Subscribers to text messaging may incur a charge depending on the contractual terms of their service provider. In order to receive text message notification, each subscriber preferring text messaging must agree to incur any and all cellular phone charges and fees associated with these notifications. By completing the fields, each subscriber agrees to this.

UMKC Alert! delivers …

UMKC Alert! delivers messages through the following vehicles:

  • Text message
  • Cell phone / voicemail
  • E-mail – UMKC and alternate
  • Wire-line voice – UMKC and home
  • Pager – numeric and alphanumeric

The UMKC Alert! notification system is solely used to notify students, faculty and staff of …

  • situations threatening the safety and security of our campuses
  • campus closings due to emergency situations threatening the safety and security of our campuses, including inclement weather
  • class cancellations due to inclement weather

UMKC Alert! will not be used for …

  • road closings
  • construction notices
  • similar, less-critical announcements
  • general UMKC announcements

"Business Interruption" mass e-mail, UMKC Announcements and the UMKC Web site will be used for non-emergency messages.

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Phone Numbers

UMKC Call Center
The UMKC Call Center is available for technical assistance at 816-235-2000.

Helpline
The UMKC Helpline is available to students for non-technical questions at 816-235-2222.

Human Resources
Faculty and staff with non-technical questions can call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Campus Police
816-235-1515

Counseling Services
816-235-1635

Student Health and Wellness
816-235-6133

Women's Center
816-235-1638

City Resources

Prepare Metro KC

State Resources

Missouri Homeland Security

State Emergency Management Agency

Federal Resources

Homeland Security

www.ready.gov

American Red Cross

US State Department

Travel Warnings

Centers for Disease Control

Overseas Security Advisory Council