Rockford University has an alert system, RU Alert, for the campus community, including students, faculty and staff. The system will alert subscribers of an immediate threat to the campus community via land line phones, cell phone voice messages, text messages, and e-mail. Messages will be brief, include basic information, and provide instructions on how to obtain additional details.
The specific means of receiving messages is up to the recipient and are listed on an RU Alert Profile you can initiate by going to the Rockford University portal ( and clicking on the “RU Alert” section. Please remember that you can only receive these important alerts if you sign up for the service. It’s free (customary text message charges may apply) and it only takes a few minutes to sign up. Please note that the service is only intended for Rockford University students, faculty and staff.

Department Information

RU Department of Public Safety
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
fax: 815-394-5293
Tim Trevier, Director of Public Safety
Jason Mallo, Deputy Director of Public Safety