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New Initiative Makes Downloading Safety Resources Easier
The Divisions of Campus Safety and Emergency Services and Enrollment and the Student Experience are piloting a new initiative to make storing all relevant campus safety information on student cell phones easier. Starting this month, students can use KeynectUp’s service to download emergency and support service campus contacts directly to their cell phones. This information will be in the form of contact cards; the numbers will get stored directly into the students’ cell phone address books.
There are two contact cards available, one with safety and emergency numbers and the other with support services, including the Counseling Center, Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team, Title IX and Student Assistance. Phone numbers, email addresses, websites and detailed descriptions about these services are all present in the contact card. Students can text “SUSafe” to 444-999 to get both contact cards added to their phones.
To download these contact cards, students should:
1. Text “SUSafe” to 444-999. You’ll receive a text with a download link shorty after.
2. Click the download link in your texting application. You will now be brought to a KeynectUp webpage with a link to the contact card.
3. Click “download card” or “open in contacts” on the KeynectUp webpage. The contact card will now be brought to your contact book.
4. Click “save” or “open in contacts” on the webpage. That’s it, you’re done!
If students have any problems with downloading the card, they can reach out to KeynectUp directly via text or phone call at 603.531.3211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.