Throughout campus there are blue emergency stations where students can go an push a button for help if they fell unsafe.

Illinois State University will be testing its Emergency Alert at 2:05 p.m. on Oct. 21.

The university sent out an email explaining that this test occurs biannually to make sure the alerts system is working properly.

The test will include forms of communication such as texts to registered cell phones, all registered email accounts, public space digital displays, VoIP phone, the ISU homepage, ISU’s main Facebook and Twitter accounts, classroom desktop computer pop-ups and the SafeRedbirds app.

Students are encouraged to notify their parents who have registered for Emergency Alert that there will be an upcoming test.

Anyone with questions about the test can contact Emergency Management at (309) 438-0100.

The full email can be read below.

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