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PSU Alert FAQs

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How do I update my PSU Alert information?

Please sign into the PSU Information System-

Once in the system:

  • Click "Personal Information"
  • Then click "PSU Alert Emergency Notification System"
  • Alter any fields that you would like to update.

If you have forgotten or lost your PSU ID or PIN please go to the OAM website ( or call the help desk (503-725-HELP) to get it reset.


How does the PSU Alert emergency notification system work?

In an emergency situation an alert will be sent from the PSU Alert emergency notification system administrator and you will receive a text message, email, or voicemail depending upon how you chose to be notified. Read these messages promptly and follow the instructions.

Additional instructions may follow throughout the emergency situation so be sure to enter accurate contact information.


Who sends out alerts

All PSU Alert messages will be the official safety and emergency messages of Portland State University. PSU Alert messages will be crafted and sent by one of several delegated administrators.


What types of alerts will be sent?
Alert types may include life safety, weather, accidents involving utilities or roadways, or other emergency information PSU administrators feel necessary.


Why am I getting PSU Alert Tests?

PSU tests PSUALERT quarterly to ensure that the system is functioning appropriately. What you will be sent: “PSUALERT: This is just a test. 


How do I close my PSU Alert account?

You can not delete your PSU Alert account. Your email address is automattically enrolled and can not be removed.