Alert eligibility

Iowa State University students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive ISU Alert messages if on "active" status.

'Active' status

You are on active status if:

  • Students: Enrolled in at least one ISU course for a semester, and at least one of the following:
    • 10 or fewer days prior to the start of enrolled semester
    • 7 or fewer days past the end of enrolled semester
    • Enrolled class is in session
    • Enrolled summer course in session
  • Faculty and staff: Currently employed
  • Temporary and student employees: Paid and within two months of last paycheck

Ineligible parties

Parents, the general public, and inactive status students, faculty and staff should refer to the Iowa State homepage for emergency updates.