USafe is a service provided by the Office of Risk Management, with support from Information and Communications Technology, University Advancement and other units. For additional information about the USafe program, please contact Brian Muchmore, Risk Management and Insurance Services.
The University of Saskatchewan is introducing a mass alert system called USafe. In the event of a major emergency or disaster, USafe may be used to provide notification to the campus community by email and optional text messages if there is an immediate threat to safety or security.
We encourage you to sign up to receive optional text messages through USafe so that we can communicate with you as quickly as possible during an emergency.
The university already sends time-sensitive, high priority PAWS announcements (class cancellations, major road closures, etc.) and password self-recovery messages via text message; if you’ve already signed up for this texting service, the mobile information you entered will also be used by USafe, so you don’t need to sign up again.
USafe will undergo initial and annual testing, meaning faculty, staff and students can expect to receive test emails and, for those who opt in, test texts.
If you require technical assistance with signing up, please contact the Help Desk at 966-4817 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For frequently asked questions about text messaging and USafe, visit http://www.usask.ca/paws/channels/faqs/.
To sign up for USafe:
Log in to PAWS using your regular NSID and password.
Click the gear at the top middle of the page, and click on the link "Text Message Settings"
In the Text Messages section click the link "Change", and enter your cell phone provider and phone number.
You will receive a VERIFY message within five minutes, which you will need to acknowledge.