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How to Add or Update Your Emergency Contacts using

Students and Staff should provide Illinois State University with up-to-date emergency contact information.

This can be done through the site. To visit this site, Click Here to Visit MY Illinois State

Before You Begin

In the event of an emergency, Illinois State University may need to contact someone on your behalf. You should provide the University with up-to-date emergency contact information to ensure that the correct person will be contacted. You can add and/or update your emergency contact information through the site by following the instructions below.

Add an Emergency Contact

To add an emergency contact through, do the following:

  • Go to
  • Sign in by clicking the button Sign in Using CentralLogin.
  • Log in with your ULID and password. If you have problems logging in, you can regain access to your account by completing the account recovery process.
  1. Click My Profile (figure 1).

Figure 1:


5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Emergency Contacts button (figure 2).

Figure 2:


6. Click the arrow in the Emergency Contacts box > (Figure 3) to Update your Emergency Contact. If you need to Add a new Emergency Contact, see (Figure 4).

Figure 3:


  1. If you have not yet added an emergency contact, you will want to click the Add an Emergency Contact button located on the same page. The below image (figure 4) will appear if you have not yet added an emergency contact.

Figure 4:


(Whether you are adding or updating an emergency contact, the following instructions will be the same)

  1. Enter the name of the person you are adding/updating in the Name field.
  2. Click the Relationship drop-down menu and indicate either Emergency Contact, Mental Health Contact or Missing Persons Contact.
  3. Fill in the Country Code (if applicable), Phone Number (required) and Extention (if applicable). You can also add an additional number by clicking the Add Phone button below.

11. Click the Save button. A "Your Emergency Contact Has Been Updated" message will appear in a green banner at the top of the screen.

Delete an Emergency Contact

To delete an individual who should no longer be contacted, do the following:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in by clicking the button Sign in Using CentralLogin.
  3. Log in with your ULID and password.
  4. Follow the same directions above Update a Contact, however instead of editing the fields, you will want to click the Delete button (Figure 5) at the bottom of the window.

    Figure 5:


5. You will be asked to confirm you decision to delete the contact. Once you click yes, a green banner will appear at the top of your screen letting you know that it was

Faculty/Staff are required to have at least one emergency contact listed. It is optional for students whether or not they want to add an emergency contact.

How to Get Help

To get help with the Student Center portal, please contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357 or by email at

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