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Southeastern to stress registration for Emergency Alert System

Monday, March 7, 2016
by: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Students, faculty and staff at Southeastern Louisiana University will be encouraged to sign up for the university’s emergency alert system next week (March 7-11) during the Greek Week celebration.
     Tables with laptop computers and staffed by Student Government Association and representatives of student organizations will be set up in the Student Union to allow individuals to sign up for the system immediately.
     The alert system allows the university to send out messages for any emergency happening on the campus or in the region, including weather alerts, campus closures and other messages. The alerts are sent via voice mail, cell phone test messages or additional e-mail addresses.
     The Southeastern Emergency Alert System allows the university to send notices for emergencies impacting the campus or region, including weather alerts and/or campus closures. Text messages will be sent only in true emergencies and occasionally to test the system. Registrants will not receive notices about registration, athletics or other events through this system. The alerts are sent via voice mail, cell phone test messages or additional e-mail addresses. All student, faculty and staff email accounts are preregistered with the system, but you must sign up to receive emergency alert text messages and voice calls on your cell phone.
     “It is critical that our campus community be informed whenever there is an emergency that could possibly impact the campus,” said Erin Cowser, executive director of public and governmental affairs. “We strongly encourage new and returning students to be sure they are signed up for the service. Faculty and staff should also take a moment to ensure that their information is up to date.”
     Besides signing up in the union, individuals can also register on the SLU website at southeastern.edu/about/safe_campus/index.html.




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