Emergency Notification System
If emergency notification is necessary, students, staff and faculty will be notified primarily via email and/or text messages sent out through the RAVE Mobile Safety mass notification system and Oohlala Campus App emergency push notification system.
Signing up to Receive Electronic Emergency Notifications (including visitors)
The RAVE Mobile Safety mass notification system and the Oohlala MIUCampus App are used by the University to send out mass notifications via text and/or e-mail messages.
All members of the MIU community (including short term visitors) are encouraged to sign up for both RAVE and Oohlala Campus App. RAVE is an emergency communication system, so you will get a message from RAVE only if you need to take action immediately to keep yourself safe. So please always read a message if it comes from MIU RAVE.
The Ohhlala Campus App will connect you to the campus community and includes information about all important aspects of campus life. The Ohhlala system includes a push notification function, as well, through which the University will be able to notify you if a crime or criminal situation causes a serious or continuing threat or some other significant emergency or dangerous situation is present.
All members of the MIU community are encouraged to check periodically whether their data on the RAVE Mobile Safety system is accurate and up to date.
Please sign up here to the Oohlala Campus App using your MIU.edu email address
Short term visitors can sign up for both the Rave Mobile Safety mass notification system and the Oohlala Campus app. When signing up for Oohlala, those who have no miu.edu email address, please choose the “visitor” option on the welcome page. If you are not interested in getting these messages after leaving campus, please make sure you delete your accounts in both systems.
Please note that MIU uses the same channels of communication for sending out timely warnings (crime alert) and emergency notification messages.
Emergency Notifications Methods and Procedures
Emergency announcements may also be made through the campus radio station, KHOE, or other appropriate means, depending upon the nature of the threat or other circumstances.
In addition to the activation of the RAVE Mobile and Oohlala Campus App mass notification systems, faculty and administrative chairs and department heads may also notify their colleagues through email and phone tree about the nature of the problem and give them instructions.
In case of fire and other mechanical hazards in a building, a fire alarm might be initiated. Depending upon the situation and the availability of electronic notification systems, the Security and Safety Office might also post written notices and warnings in residence halls and public buildings, explaining the situation, with a directive to what action to take or not to take.
Whenever appropriate, parents and emergency contacts will be notified by university officials. Students’ emergency contacts will be notified by the Dean or Assistant Dean of Student Life. Student information should remain confidential and protected from unauthorized persons, including parents unless a student has consented to parental notification.
At a later stage of the emergency response process, bigger or smaller group meetings will be held for updates and to disseminate any additional information and instruction.