In order to get into Racer Alerts! you'll need to be logged into the MyUNOH portal. The Racer Alerts! link is found underneath the Quick Links group. This will take you to https://unoh.regroup.com/ and log you into your account settings.
You may also use the https://unoh.regroup.com/ URL to go directly to Racer Alerts! but you'll need to log into the system using your UNOH username and password.
Once you have logged into the system, you'll be able to manage your messaging preferences. And depending upon your registration, you may have multiple e-mail addresses and phone numbers listed on the landing page. You may change these as appropriate for your situation.
Your UNOH e-mail address will always be your primary e-mail address but you may add additional ones by using the "Add" button.
You may add one or more phone number to your account in order to receive text message and voice message alerts.
You may also remove any unused phone numbers by clicking on the "Remove" link beside the number you wish to remove. Once you are finished updating the phone numbers, click the "Save" button.
Racer Alerts! is already set up to send out NOAA tornado warning alerts whenever NOAA triggers a tornado warning for Allen County, Ohio, which is where the UNOH campus is located. In addition to this, NOAA will trigger the outdoor warning sirens indicating that everyone should immediately take shelter in a designated tornado shelter during the duration of a tornado warning.
You may also set other NOAA weather alerts that you wish to receive such as thunder storm warnings and winter storm advisories, among many others. To do so you must enter the street address where you live along with the city, state, and ZIP code for the location you wish to receive alerts for then "Save" it.
After you save your address, click the checkbox to "Enable Weather Alerts". When you do this you'll see a dropdown appear where you can pick and choose among the many alerts that are sent by the NOAA weather system. After you've selected the ones you'd like to receive, click on the "Save" button just beneath the "Weather Events" list.
You should now receive both the Allen County tornado warning alerts in addition to the ones you have set up in your profile.
A new feature of Racer Alerts! is that you will be able to pick and choose which UNOH offices and organizations you would like to subscribe to in order to get timely information from them. When you click on the "Join a group" tab you'll see the current list of available groups you may join by clicking the "Join" button. Note that you may not unsubscribe from the emergency message system (EMS) groups. This list will grow as UNOH continues to add groups so you may want to check back from time to time to see if there are new ones you may be interested in subscribing to.
You may turn text notifications on or off for your groups by visiting the "Group Notifications" tab. By doing so you will see the list of your current subscriptions. By clicking on the drop-down you can choose "On" or "Off" then click the "Save Settings" button. This ONLY controls the text messages that are sent out and does not affect the sending of e-mail and voice messages if you have chosen to receive those.
You may leave groups by clicking on the exit icon beside the group you wish to leave then confirm this choice.
Be sure to click the "Save Settings" button before leaving this page to save your preferences.
*** For your own protection, UNOH asks that you do not turn off the EMS text notifications unless your cell phone cannot receive them. If you should turn them off, you may put yourself at risk should you not receive a timely warning of a campus emergency.