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Crisis Manager

DTS provides an emergency preparedness app which provides detailed instructions on how to respond to an emergency (fire, tornado, bomb threat, etc.) on any of our campuses.

Instructions for Dallas Campus

1. Access the app store on your smartphone and search for SchoolDude CrisisManager.

2. Open the application by tapping on the CrisisManager application and select “Continue without logging in”

3. Tap on + Client Plans and find find Dallas Theological Seminary in the list of institutions, and tap on it.

4. Tap on DTS Dallas and enter the password for the Dallas campus (3909bible)

5. Tap Use Password to Download.

The plan will then download and appear on your CrisisManager home page.

6. Tap on the plan to view it.

Instructions for Houston and Washington DC

You will follow the same instructions above but you will use a different password for your campus. (Houston:7100bible; Washington DC:10002bible) For further information please contact Adrianna Barber in Houston and/or Josh Bleeker in Washington DC.

Want a Paper Copy?

For those who want a paper copy, please notify Printing Services

Note: This app does not take the place of the DTS Text and Email Alert System ( The text alert system will send out texts and/or emails to those who have enrolled of potential emergency situations on our Dallas and extension campuses. The CrisisManager app provides instructions for what to do in an emergency. These two systems work together to provide the safest possible learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff. Please use both.

Text Messaging System

Omnilert is the DTS Alerts System that sends out SMS messages related to campus closings, emergencies, events and deadlines.   To sign up for DTS alerts or adjust your settings please go through the following steps:  
  1. Go to and login
  2. Select the Groups you want to be a part of and click “Create Account”
  3. Add your mobile numbers, then press “Add New”
  4. Validate your number (enter the 4-digit code that comes to your mobile number). You can also add email alerts and voice alerts if you choose.
  If you have any problems with your account, please contact the helpdesk at 214-887-5230 or    

Student Health Insurance

DTS strongly encourages students to obtain health insurance due to the high cost of medical care. If a student does not elect to have health insurance coverage while enrolled in seminary, the student understands and agrees any medical bill or liability is not the responsibility of DTS and is a personal cost. 


All international students on a F-1 or J-1 visa are required to carry health insurance and should consult the International Student Policies section of this handbook for additional information specific to international students. 

Vaccination Requirements

During the 2011 Texas legislative session, Texas Senate Bill 1107 (SB 1107) was passed and signed into law. Effective January 1, 2012, SB 1107 requires all students under age 22 entering a public or private institution of higher education in Texas to receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis at least ten days before the first day of the semester, or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination. The term “entering student” includes all new students to any DTS campus and returning DTS students to any Texas campus that have taken the most recent fall or spring semester off from enrollment. Any entering student thus defined is required to provide documentation no less than 10 days prior to the first day of classes. Once having received the vaccination please complete the Bacterial Meningitis Form* online, then submit the appropriate documentation as evidence of the vaccination.

Students are strongly encouraged to obtain the bacterial meningitis vaccination before entering the United States or moving to the Dallas area.

If you have any questions, please contact Student Life at 214-887-5360 or by email at

How to Submit Evidence of Vaccination or an Affidavit to Decline Vaccination

All documents should be uploaded to the Meningitis Vaccination assignment in the Canvas Course.


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