Students, faculty, staff encouraged to participate in emergency alert system
Contact: Christina Chapple
Emergency Alert System login page
HAMMOND – As a new academic year gets underway at Southeastern Louisiana University this week, new and returning students are being encouraged to participate in the university’s emergency alert system.
Students, faculty and staff are automatically registered to receive emergency messages through their campus e-mail addresses, but in order to also receive alerts via voice mail, cell phone text messages or additional e-mail addresses, they must log in to the emergency alert system and provide additional information.
Since the university and its fellow University of Louisiana System institutions partnered last February with the Baton Rouge company FirstCall for e-mail, text and voice alerts, approximately 2,200 Southeastern students, faculty and staff have logged into the system at www.alertregistration.com/southeastern to supply their contact data.
Interim President John L. Crain said he would like to see a much higher percentage of participation.
“Southeastern is using all the technology available to us to ensure that if an emergency occurs on our campus, we can get the word out as quickly and as widely as possible,” he said. “In addition to text messaging, e-mails and voice mails, we have installed a siren and public address system, instituted a telephone call ‘tree,’ and more than doubled the number of our ‘Code Blue’ emergency call boxes.
“We are strongly encouraging all members of our university family to do their part by taking full advantage of the emergency alert system,” Crain said. “Not only should new students and employees sign up, but our returning students, faculty and staff should make sure that their information is up to date.”
A link to the emergency alert system login is currently available through the “Be Safe … Sign up” button on the university’s home page, www.selu.edu, and can also be found as “Emergency Alert Signup” in the “Quick Links” dropdown menu in the bottom right hand corner of all Southeastern web pages.