Last updated 5:13AM ET
December 15, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Emergency Text Messaging For Faculty and Staff
(2008-02-21)
(WOUB) - The system sends a message to cell phones of people who sign up for the service in the event of a serious emergency or threat to the campus.

The alerts were originally only offered to students, but according to a university press release, the school has updated its notification software package to include more people.

O-U officials implemented the text message alerts to help promote campus safety after the recent school shootings at Virginia Tech.

In addition to the text message alerts, the university has set up other ways to inform the campus of an emergency including alerts through the school's cable television system, mass e-mails, the university web page and an emergency telephone hotline.
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