The AlertSU mass notification system is programmed to send alerts to all registered students, faculty, and staff. Emeriti and university affiliates may opt-in to receive AlertSU notifications as well.
Students and Post-docs:
Students and post-docs update their information through Axess.
University policy requires that students include the following:
- Stanford email address
- local phone number
- (at least) one additional point of contact.
Contact information is removed from the AlertSU system when University affiliation changes (for students - graduation or leave of absence; for faculty/staff - change in employment status).
Faculty / Staff / Emeriti & Affiliates:
The University requires that employees maintain their directory entry and opt in to AlertSU with their work phone number, email address, and any university-issued or reimbursed cell phone number.
Please allow the system 24 hours to implement any changes to contact information.
Faculty and staff may update their AlertSU contact information in StanfordYou under the "Maintain your directory and AlertSU emergency contact information" link.
The following fields in the "Maintain your directory and AlertSU emergency contact information" section of Stanfordyou are loaded into the AlertSU system:
- SU Contact Info
Email address: Directory Listing Email
Email address: Optional Secondary Email (may be a non-Stanford email address; must be a complete address, i.e., email@example.com )
- Mobile Contact Info
Mobile contact info: Mobile Phone (must enter all 10 digits of number; international numbers are not recognized by the AlertSU system)
- Stanford Affiliation
Work phones: Work Phone 1
Work phones: Work Phone 2
- Home Phones & Address
Permanent Phone & Address: Phone (international numbers are not recognized by the AlertSU system)
Temporary Phone & Address: Temporary Phone
If you wish to receive voice or text messages on a personal phone enter that information into your Stanford directory account and verify the opt in box above the number is checked. If you do not check the box indicating "OK to use for AlertSU", the number will not be added to the AlertSU system.
Emeriti and university affiliates sponsored at any level are eligible to opt themselves into the AlertSU mass notification system through the StanfordYou website. The opt in/out section is under the "Maintain your directory and AlertSU emergency contact information" link on the site. Affiliates may also be opted in by their sponsor in the Sponsorship Manager portal.