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JSU Emergency Alert System

Jacksonville State University encourages all students, faculty and staff to update their emergency contact number(s) in the JSU Emergency Alert System, the University's primary emergency notification system. Although college campuses are usually safe places, emergencies and disasters do occur. JSU is committed to keeping the campus community as safe as possible through effective communication prior to, during and following emergencies. JSU Emergency Alert allows students, faculty and staff to receive emergency messages via phone, text message, e-mail, and social media. Both voice and text messages may be sent to cell phones. 

Other than periodic tests, this system will ONLY be used for emergencies requiring immediate action on the part of the JSU community.

Some Types of Messages and Their Explanation

Emergency Message Explanation of Message
JSU campus-wide emergency. Do not enter the campus. If you are at JSU, lock yourself into a room immediately. Everything is cancelled. Wait for additional instructions. There is a very serious emergency on campus. Do not enter the campus. Classes and all activities are cancelled. There is a serious threat to your safety on the campus.
JSU building emergency at _____________. Leave that area immediately. Go to ___________. If you are off campus, do not enter the campus. Wait for additional instructions. There may be an incident such as a bomb threat to a specific location. Or a hazardous material spill, fire, or a condition requiring immediate action. The location will be included in the message.
JSU attention: An emergency condition exists. Wait for additional instructions. Go to http://www.jsunews.com/ for more information. This is a general emergency alert notice. It will be used for conditions like flooding or a utility failure. It may also be used for an emergency near JSU that may affect us.
JSU severe weather warning. Wait for additional instructions. (Tornado Warning -Seek Tornado Shelter Immediately) A severe weather warning has been issued for Calhoun County. This includes warnings for thunderstorms, severe winds, blizzards, tornados, etc. A location will be included in the message, such as the "basement."
CSEPP Alert-Follow instructions from building manager or tune to local radio for instructions Wait for additional instructions. (Seek Shelter or evacuate area) Chemical accident has been reported by the Anniston Army Depot. Area residents may shelter in place or follow evacuation procedures. On campus shelters are top floor of the Library or Leon Cole Auditorium.
JSU emergency is over. �All clear�. Emergency is over. Go to http://www.jsunews.com/ for more information. This message is sent when the emergency condition is over.
JSU emergency alert system test. This is a test of the JSU Emergency Warning System. No action is needed. This test message will be sent when the system is tested. This will be at least once per quarter or more frequently as needed.

Instructions on how to add or change cell phone information for JSU Alert (the Emergency Notification System)

  1. Log on MyJSU and click on the “Update Addresses and Phones” link under Featured Links
  2. This will take you to the “Personal Information” tab where you will see a header that says “Addresses and Phones” click on the link “Primary” that is located next to phones.
  3. This will take you to the “Update Addresses and Phones” page where you will enter or update your cell phone information.  Under “Phone Type” click on Cell Phone and then enter or cell phone number or modify your cell phone number if you currently have one listed and would like to change that number.   Be sure to click the “Submit” button when you are done so updates will be saved.
  4. Please contact the JSU HelpDesk @ ext 8324 (TECH) if you have any questions regarding how to enter or change your cell phone number for the Emergency Notification System.
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