Important Campus Safety Messages

Whether it’s a severe weather occurrence or an important health notice, the University will make every effort to inform the campus community of emergency situations on campus and the area immediately surrounding the campus. In most instances, students, faculty, and staff will receive alerts via e-mail and/or automated voicemails. In addition, alerts are posted on the University website. It is highly recommended to sign up for the Wildcat Alert text messaging system.

Wildcat Safe App

WildCat Safe AppWildcat Safe is the official safety app of Bethune-Cookman University. It is the only app that integrates with Bethune-Cookman's safety and security systems. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to campus safety resources.


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Wildcat Alert: Text Messaging System

Wildcat Alert is the University’s emergency notification system. The service sends text messages or emails – whichever you choose – on emergency conditions, including weather cancellations and delays. We will only send you information under those kinds of circumstances.

To sign up for Wildcat Alerts, text COOKMAN to 237233. You’ll receive a confirmation text message. Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. For assistance, send "HELP" to 237233. To unsubscribe, send "STOP" to 237233.  Terms of the SMS service are available here:

Or enter your mobile number, including area code, here and click the “send” button. You will receive a green notification saying, “Thank you! You’ve been signed up.” 

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Enter your mobile number below. Please be sure to include your area code.

Once you have entered your mobile number, click the signup button to the right. Upon successfully enrolling, you should then receive a green success notification to advise:
"Thank you! You've been signed up."

  • Text STOP to cancel
  • Standard message and data rates may apply

The alerts are delivered via the following methods:

  • Mobile Phone (as text messages)
  • Push Notifications
  • Email (University-Wide Email System (Internal Only))
  • Text Pager

Campus Safety Alerts

To help prevent crimes or serious incidents, the Department of Campus Safety, in conjunction with other departments, issues Campus Safety Alerts. These Alerts are intended to notify administrators, faculty, staff, and students about specific crimes on and around campus. Administrators, faculty, staff, and students who know of a crime or other serious incident should make a report as soon as possible so that, if warranted, a Campus Safety Alert can be issued. In instances when a report is made to other University administrators, the report will be automatically forwarded to the Department of Public Safety for a collaborative response. 

Campus Safety Alerts reach campus members of the University community in a variety of ways. Once the University determines that an alert should be issued, the Department e-mails the Alert to faculty, staff and students. The Department also post flyers on bulletin boards throughout campus. When warranted, Alerts are also added to appear the University’s Homepage.