Existing CU Boulder students, adding staff to the district-wide alert system | CU Boulder today

Existing CU Boulder students, adding staff to the district-wide alert system | CU Boulder today

Do you have a Boulder address? The university will soon select all students and current staff with residential addresses in Boulder, Colorado everbridgewhich is the emergency alert message system used by the Boulder Police, the Boulder County Police Department and the Longmont Department of Public Safety.

Everbridge is used to send warnings, warnings and orders to take action during life-threatening situations such as police activity, fire, flood, and other natural disasters in the City of Boulder and unincorporated Boulder County. The system also shares critical weather alerts and alerts to subscribers with missing and at risk.

“I believe this solution is the best first step to creating a safer and more informed society,” said Lucy Nguyen, president of the student body. “By uploading CU’s corporate contact information to Everbridge, students and others will be more aware of emergencies that do not fall within CUPD’s remit.”

Usually a self-contained system, CU Boulder will automatically select existing students, faculty, and staff, adding information including cell phone numbers, local addresses, and email addresses for those not already in Everbridge. The option to opt out will be provided in the initial notification.

Once the information is uploaded, students and staff will receive an email and/or text notification to create an account and set a password. Campus community members can choose to add additional information, such as their work address, their loved one’s work and school addresses, and more. Students and staff are encouraged to create a profile for everyone in the home who has a mobile device.

If they wish, users can opt out of the system once they are notified that the university has uploaded their information, but removing contact information or deleting an Everbridge account means that users will not be able to receive emergency notifications of incidents occurring in an unincorporated city or county. University stakeholders can also opt out after receiving Everbridge Alerts, once they graduate or once they stop working at the university.

Users can choose how to receive Everbridge alerts, including voice calls, text messages, TTY/TDD, or email alerts.

“This is an ongoing effort to improve the safety of our affiliates in and around our campus in and around Boulder,” said Garry DeJong, Director of Events and Emergency Management at CU Boulder.

Everbridge alerts are sent based on current local addresses. Students and staff are strongly encouraged to ensure this information is accurate in the Buff Portal and MyCUInfo, prior to a planned upload from mid to late November. University stakeholders will then be responsible for keeping their information in Everbridge up to date.

Some of the university’s affiliates that live in Boulder County may be familiar with Everbridge. Those with Century Link landlines or an Xfinity/Comcast VOIP phone are automatically in the system.

Everbridge is separate from the university’s emergency notification system, CU Boulder Alerts. Anyone with email receives emergency alerts automatically via the university email. To ensure that text alerts are received, students are reminded of this Add or update their mobile phone numbers In the Buff Portal. Employees are encouraged to do the same in MyCU information.

All students, faculty, staff, community members, parents and other family members are encouraged to continue CU Boulder Alerts on Twitter And the Enable push notifications To receive emergency messages for All three alert levels University send.

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