Anyone can access safety alerts, which are posted to Marquette Today, the university’s daily news and event website.
The Department of Public Safety issues safety alerts through text messages and emails to Marquette students. Text messages are sent as soon as possible after an incident and provides information about the location and nature of the incident. Emails include additional information including suspect and vehicle descriptions, if available. The alerts are for students in the immediate area so they know to avoid a certain area and/or watch for suspects who match the description.
To receive these alerts, as well as weather-related closing information, students must enroll in the university's emergency text messaging system by entering their cell phone number in the "Personal Information" section of CheckMarq. Complete instructions can be found online.
Safety alerts are posted to the Department of Public Safety Twitter account. The program Marquette currently uses to send safety alert texts to students does not allow parents to sign up to receive alerts directly.
Faculty and staff with university-owned cell phones will automatically receive text alerts. Faculty and staff without university phones can opt in to receiving text alerts from the university by registering their personal phone number in the "Personal Information" section of MyJob.