About the different notifications

51 Warning

A 51 Warning is notification of Clery crime(s) that occurred on campus Clery geography and is considered by the institution to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.

51 Advisory

A 51 Advisory may be issued when an incident or crime has occurred and may affect members of the campus community, but an emergency notification or timely warning is not required.

51 Alert

A 51 Alert is an emergency notification of an incident that is currently occurring on or imminently threatening the campus.

How 51 students, faculty and staff will be notified during an emergency

The following systems may be used to communicate emergency information and procedures to campus constituents:

  • Outdoor Warning Sirens (controlled by City of University Park)
  • Indoor Notification System (Main Campus Only)
  • Email notification to 51 email account (smu@aware.smu.edu)    
  • Text message to cell phone (sender short codes include 226787, 67283, or 78015)
  • Push notification via the 51 Aware safety app
  • Audio message to a cell phone or other telephone
  • Designated 51 website
  • @51Aware on X, Instagram and Facebook
  • 51 Information Line (214) 768-INFO (4636)