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Warnings and Alerts


Grand Valley is committed to the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

 

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We encourage you to sign up for the GVSUAlert! Emergency Notification System. Alerts are automatically sent to your email, but you can easily add phone numbers to receive alerts by text or voice. Do this by visiting www.gvsu.edu/gvsualert.


Here are the different types of notifications we send and an explanation for each:

Timely Warning

Universities are required by federal law to notify the campus community whenever there is a continuing or ongoing threat so members of the campus community can protect themselves from harm. Examples include but are not limited to: criminal homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, arson, or any other crime fitting the criteria.

Emergency Notification

Universities are required by federal law to notify the campus community of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of the on campus community. Examples include but are not limited to: canceling class or closing the university due to extreme weather conditions, serious illnesses, or active shooters.

Safety Notice

Grand Valley may elect to issue a safety notice to members of the university when it is determined there is a reoccurring series of criminal activity, a disruption to operations or incidents occurring off university grounds that impact the campus community. Examples include but are not limited to: criminal activity, utility outage or other safety related incidents.