Mason Alert: Mason Alert (alert.gmu.edu) is the University’s official emergency notification system. Mason Alert is used to issue emergency alerts and other important announcements that may affect your safety. All George Mason students and employees are automatically enrolled in Mason Alert when assigned a university email address. You are strongly encouraged to register your cell phone(s) with Mason Alert to receive text messages about emergency situations. All university students and employees are automatically enrolled in Mason Alert. To log in to your Mason Alert account, use the green Mason Alert button on the left hand side of alert.gmu.edu. Use only the first portion of password. For anyone that does not have an @masonlive.gmu.edu or @gmu.edu account please use the blue Mason Alert button on the right hand side of alert.gmu.edu. This portal will allow you to register for Mason Alerts as a member of the Mason community under a guest account. Parents, Guardians, Family and Friends should ask their student to register their cell phone number(s) and email address(es) on their @masonlive.gmu.edu or @gmu.edu accounts to allow the university to maintain your information for the duration of your student’s time at Mason. Guest Accounts will be deleted on an annual basis for system maintenance.
ASRO: Active Shooter Resource Officer, MPO B. Higgins is a designated officer within the University Police Department that conducts training with campus departments and offices on the response aspect of active shooter situations. This resource can be accessed by calling University Police at 703-993-2810.
CAIT: The Campus Assessment & Intervention Team is committed to improving community safety through a proactive, collaborative, coordinated, objective, and thoughtful approach to the prevention, identification, assessment, intervention, and management of situations that pose, or may reasonably pose, a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community. CAIT is an interdisciplinary team, with diverse skills and areas of expertise. CAIT was formed in 2008 in compliance with a statute enacted by the Virginia General Assembly, Va. Code § 23-9.2-10
WAVES: Helps students develop and maintain healthy lifestyles through one-on-one support, interactive programs, and resources. Some of the topics we address are healthy relationships, stress management, nutrition, sexual assault, drug and alcohol use and sexual health. In cases of sexual violence you can reach an on-call advocate at 703-380-1434 24 hours a day, WAVES.
HR Policy: Human Resources and Payroll maintains a policy on preventing workplace violence (2208) and sexual harassment (1202) including links to the Virginia Department of Human Resources Management policies on conduct, workplace violence, and workplace harassment.
HR Training: Human Resources and Payroll maintains a policy on preventing workplace violence video under mymasonhr.gmu.edu. This video can be reviewed as training for the prevention and is approximately 10 minutes long.
OSSCM: The Office of Student Support and Case Management works in cooperation with the Dean of Students Office and serves as the primary resource for managing referrals and students issues related to crisis intervention. The office will make referrals to the Campus Assessment and Intervention Team as necessary. An online referral option is available on this website.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wide range of services to students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided by a staff of professional counseling and clinical psychologists, social workers, and counselors. CAPS individual and group counseling, workshops and outreach programs are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance.
Emergency Preparedness Mobile Application: EHS has recently created an emergency preparedness app for smart phones that contains most of the information captured in the university Emergency Preparedness Guide as well as links and emergency phone numbers that can be accessed directly from the app. Scan the QR code to the right or download the In Case of Crisis – Education app to your phone (be sure to select the Education version). Follow the instructions on how to add a plan and select “George Mason University.”
Mason Watch is a crime and tip reporting app developed by University Police. The app allows users to easily report crimes and submit tips as well as provides recent crime statistics for George Mason University campuses.