Knox Alert Monthly Testing

Dear Knox Community,

In an effort to enhance emergency preparedness on the Knox College campus, monthly tests of our Knox Alert system will be initiated, starting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Our testing will be in conjunction with the Knox County Emergency Management Agency’s monthly testing, which takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. In addition to the city/county-wide sirens that are activated across the city at 10:00 a.m., you will also receive notifications from the Knox Alert system at the same time. Notifications may include the following:

A voice message on phones.

A text message.

An e-mail.

Pop-up messages on classroom computers.

Banners on televisions connected to the Knox cable network.

Each notification will clearly indicate that this is a test message and will cause minimal disruption to normally scheduled activities, including classes, labs, or meetings.

Only members of the Knox community who have signed up for the Knox Alert system will receive notifications via phone, text, and e-mail (please note that students are automatically signed up for Knox Alert, but may choose to opt-out). Computer notifications will only appear on computers being used in classrooms.

We encourage all members of the Knox community to take advantage of the Knox Alert notification system. You can sign up or update your information here. Please send any questions or feedback regarding the monthly testing to Campus Safety at

We appreciate everyone’s participation in this very important monthly testing exercise.

Thank you,

Mark Welker
Director of Campus Safety