The Office of Emergency Management will test a component of the UT Alert messaging service called “I’m Okay.” It is a polling feature that allows users to self-report their status. The test will occur at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, October 25.
You can respond to the poll by clicking the link in the text or the email. The system will only record one response per person.
The alert allows subscribers to reply to a poll if they are safe during an emergency. Accounting for the campus community during an emergency is extremely challenging and depends on members self-reporting their status. The goal is to be able to record and make accessible to family and friends through the UT Reconnect System information about who has reported they are safe.
Self-reporting is critical to campus emergency response and recovery. The demand for information following an emergency is overwhelming. For every person who self-reports, it reduces the number of phone calls and people coming to campus, which will help emergency responders focus on the most immediate needs.
If you have questions about the UT Alert polling, contact the Office of Emergency Management at 974-3061.