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Signing up for Nixle

Ohio Northern University uses for all emergency notifications and all students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to sign up for both email and text messaging. Nixle is a free online service that monitors emergency transmissions from various public and private entities to allow individuals to receive text messages whenever an emergency happens where they live. To sign up for Nixle visit and create an account.

Click "Sign Up Now!" to start creating your account.


To receive just email notifications from Nixle, all you need is your name and a valid email address. To also receive text messages, include your mobile phone number.


Set up your home location and add more locations using the "Add location" button on the left. Students and parents may want to set up your home location as your permanent address and then add ONU as another location.


When adding a location for ONU, make sure you select "Ohio Northern University Security Department" from the choices under the "Local Agencies" tab.


You account keeps track of all of the recent emergency notifications for your locations.