RIT Alert - Emergency Notification System

RIT Alert is used to immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty and staff occurring on or near campus. 

Mobile phone information used for RIT Alert SMS Text and voice messages comes from Oracle (staff, faculty) and SIS (students).

How will I know the message is from RIT Alert?

By the message sender:

  • For a text message: 89361
  • For a phone call: (585) 475-3200
  • For an e-mail: RITAlert@rit.edu
  • For an IM: (update your privacy settings in your IM tool to receive messages from these senders)


Contact information collected by the Business Continuity Office is for use in the EMNS only. The Business Continuity Office will not use this Information for any other purpose than emergency notification. See RIT Policy D15.0, Educational Records.

Participant Conduct

This service is designed to alert individual participants when an emergency occurs requiring RIT community attention or action. It is critical that participants:

  • DO input their information completely and accurately
  • DO update their information when it changes
  • DO NOT input false contact information
  • DO NOT input others' contact information

Costs of Service

RIT Alert is provided free of charge to active RIT staff, faculty and students. There is no cost associated with participation in the service. However, participants are responsible for charges made by service providers related to text messages and mobile phone calls - actual and test messages.


RIT Alert will be tested annually (at minimum) in conjunction with with other communication methods. Additional testing may be conducted as part of drills and exercises, or as necessary.

Violations or More Information

To report any violations of these terms of use or request information about the EMNS, contact the Director of Business Continuity, 585-475-7812 or lbdrmss@rit.edu.