IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
The safety of our students is the top priority of all the members of the Western Connecticut State University community. We are also committed to keeping the members of the University community aware of important — and, at times, urgent — matters through multiple communication channels. Those channels include text messaging, email, web postings, phone calls or dial-in messages, loudspeakers, video monitors and in-person communication.
As part of its continuing efforts to enhance the safety and security of the Western Connecticut State University community, the University has established an emergency notification system, the “WCSU Emergency Notification System,” in conjunction with MIR3, Inc., a leading national firm in emergency notification.
We are very pleased to announce the implementation of this system, which will permit the University to distribute information via telephone, e-mail, text message, and/or voice message. The University will employ the system:
- In the event of an emergency which poses a substantial threat to the health and/or safety of members of the University community;
- To alert members of the University community of weather-related closings; and
- During routine testing.
Any message sent during such routine testing will be identified as such.
The system is designed to provide our students, staff and faculty with an additional layer of security and protection in emergency response, in conjunction with already well-established emergency communication methods, such as University-wide broadcast emails, online updates via the university homepage, public address systems/sirens and coordinated use of public media outlets.
Although the system is optional and voluntary, the University strongly urges each member of the University community to take advantage of the WCSU Emergency Notification System. Should you decide to do so, it is your responsibility to:
- Provide accurate contact information using the WCSU Emergency Notification System data input page; and
- Update that information as necessary.
You may also provide contact information for other persons you wish to receive notifications via the WCSU Emergency Notification System.
In determining the method by which notification is to be made, please be aware that you, and those persons you additionally list, may incur charges for receiving cell-phone and text messages sent via the WCSU Emergency Notification System. By providing contact information for purposes of receiving emergency notifications via the WCSU Emergency Notification System, you are acknowledging that you, and those persons you additionally list, will be responsible for the payment of any charges assessed by the carrier.
The University has arranged to provide the Emergency Notification System as part of a broader system for notifying members of the campus community of emergencies by which they may be affected. However, the University cannot and does not guarantee that any particular message will be received by every person who has provided contact information.
The effectiveness of this notification system depends upon individuals providing accurate and up-to-date personal contact information. Please be sure to update your information whenever your cellphone or other data changes, so that the Emergency Notification System will have the most current information, which will better enable us to contact you.
By logging in to the Emergency Notification System you acknowledge that you have read the above information. Please follow the following steps to provide notification information:
- Click link to Emergency Notification System log-in page.
- Log into the system by entering your university email address.
- You will receive a temporary password, sent to your university email.
- Using your university email address and temporary password, you can now enter the system to input your data.
- Once on the data entry page, you may change your password, and input your information (such as cell phone number).
- Log out when you have completed data entry.