Emergency Communications


RazALERT (pronounced raise-alert) is the primary emergency and inclement weather notification system for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Arkansas. RazALERT messages are sent automatically to all campus landlines and email addresses, and to personal cell phones when that information has been provided to the university in UAConnect and/or Workday.

RazALERT emergency messages are issued if immediate attention is required of the campus community due to a dangerous situation currently occurring on campus or imminently threatening the health or safety of the campus community. This includes tornado warnings when campus is in the trajectory of a tornado.

WxALERT notifications are the most common messages sent through the RazALERT system. These are sent when snow, ice, or heavy rain forces the university to cancel or postpone classes and close or delay business operations.

There is no need to sign up to receive RazALERT or WxALERT notifications. However, if you aren’t receiving these notifications, please check to make sure your cell phone is listed correctly either in UAConnect or Workday. Learn more about how and where to check your contact info on our RazALERT Preferences and Contact Information page.

Safety Warnings

Safety Warnings are issued when crimes have occurred on or near campus and are considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community, but do not necessarily require immediate action. Safety Warnings (defined as “timely warnings” by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act) include the time, location, type of crime, and available description of the suspect(s), if available, and contain any information needed to allow people to protect themselves, if necessary. Safety Warnings, like RazALERT notifications, are automatically sent to all campus phones, email addresses and available personal cell phone numbers.

Campus Notifications

Campus Notifications are issued to notify the campus community of recent or current situations that don’t rise to the level of a RazALERT or Safety Warning because they are isolated, non-criminal, and do not present an ongoing or continuing threat to the safety of campus. Examples might include a flu outbreak, limited gas leak or contained chemical spill.

Campus Notifications are sent to campus email addresses.

RAVE Guardian

RAVE Guardian is a free phone app that turns a cell phone into a personal safety device.

RAVE Guardian can be used in three basic ways:

  • Send your own emergency message. The Guardian app adds a “panic button” to your phone. If you are in danger a single touch will send an emergency message, along with your GPS location to the nearest 911 center. You don’t have to say a word.
  • Set up a personal network of guardians. These can be friends, family, your roommates, even the UAPD. If you’re facing a long walk at night, for example, the Guardian app lets you set a safety timer for your network: if you don’t arrive safely and deactivate the timer, your profile message will go out to your network, immediately, so they can find you and make sure you’re all right.
  • Become a guardian yourself. If you see something suspicious the Guardian app lets you send a quick, anonymous text message — with pictures — directly to University Police.