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Sign Up for AlertBG for Emergency Text Messages

Posted by bgsuenglish on February 15, 2008

In light of yesterday’s tragedy at Northern Illinois University, now is a good time to take a simple, extra step to assure members of the campus community are immediately notified in the event of trouble.

By signing up for AlertBG, a text-messaging program used to communicate with students, faculty and staff in case of emergencies on campus, you can get personal messages to your cell phone about situations such as crimes in progress, campus closings, canceled classes, building closures and severe weather. The department of campus safety sends the emergency messages.

Messages will include instructions whom to contact in the event that the recipient needs to notify campus police immediately.

Sign up now and register your cell phone number with the University. Signing up is simple. AlertBG can be accessed under “Links” at the bottom right of the home page and through the secure MyBGSU site.

In MyBGSU, click on the AlertBG tab at the top of the Welcome page. The signup form asks for a name, password, mobile phone number and service carrier. You can also set a date by which to opt out (typically, a student’s expected graduation date). Once you have established text message alert service, you may add email alert notification.

Taking this easy step today is one more way to assure you receive the fastest possible notice of emergency situations. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 419-372-2843.

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