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Campus crisis alert notification system goes live
Campus crisis alert notification system goes liveOctober 18, 2007Kevin Morrowkdmorrow@syr.edu
Students, faculty and staff are included in a new crisis alert notification system being implemented as part of Syracuse University’s ongoing efforts to improve safety and security on campus.
The new system — which will include text message, phone and e-mail alerts — will be used to provide rapid notification and instructions to members of the University community only in the event of a critical incident in progress. For example, this could include an individual who is considered armed and dangerous, a widespread hazardous materials incident, an explosion or any other event in which there is an immediate threat of physical harm or death to campus community members.
To ensure that you will receive crisis alert notification messages, log onto MySlice (https://myslice.syr.edu/EP89PROD/syr_signon.html), click on the “Crisis Alert System” link, and follow these simple steps:
1. Verify/add your phone number(s).
2. Verify/add your e-mail address.
3. Select the priority order in which you want to be contacted (for instance, #1 cell phone text message, #2 cell phone voice message, #3 e-mail message, etc.).
4. Click “Save.”
All information provided will remain confidential and will only be used for purpose of critical incident notification and instruction and other critical University-related matters.