Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Text Messaging

Okra Alert

An emergency text will be sent in cases of extreme weather, life-threatening incidents on campus, or important immediate changes that affect the entire University.

Beginning in the fall semester 2015, the Okra Alert system will gather all students’ cell phone numbers (if provided) upon enrollment. Anyone wishing to verify their enrollment in Okra Alert should go to:

  • DSU Online Services
  • login
  • ‘Personal Information’
  • ‘Enroll in OkraAlert (Emergency Text Message Notification)’

If anyone wishes to “OPT OUT” of the system, press X (delete) by the phone number.

All faculty and staff employees will need to enroll into the system manually using the same prompts as listed above.

The system will allow only one cell phone number per person.