AlertU: Sonoma State's New Emergency Alert System

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Sign up for AlertU. SSU's new emergency SMS system, developed for college communities. AlertU is only used in emergency situations to communicate critical information to employees and students. The new emergency alert system is text only, subscribers will never receive calls and you must opt-in to receive alerts. Stay informed in case of emergency. Sign up for SSU's emergency alert system now! You can sign up using the sign up box on the right.

What is AlertU?

AlertU is an emergency short messaging service or SMS (text) messaging technology developed for college and university communities and enterprises. Designated account managers send text messages to subscribers mobile devices communicating critical campus updates to students, staff and faculty in real-time. Friends and family members are also able to subscribe to receive updates.

How is AlertU used?

AlertU is only used in emergency situations to communicate critical information to employees, students, faculty and staff during an emergency. AlertU is not to be used for non-emergency information or general updates as actual emergency messaging can lose effectiveness.

How do users subscribe?

Users subscribe to receive alerts by texting SSU to AlertU (253788) or signing up through the form posted on this page, or on AlertU's website..

How do users unsubscribe?

To unsubscribe, text STOP or UNSUB to 253788 (AlertU). This will unsubscribe you from all alerts you are signed up for. For more instructions, you can go to AlertU's Unsubscribe page.

Will subscribers receive SPAM messages from AlertU?

No SPAM! Subscriber information is only accessible to campus administrators and not shared with any Waterfall Mobile business partner or third party marketers. AlertU strictly follows the Mobile Marketing Association guidelines safeguarding subscribers from SPAM.

Why is it necessary to opt-in?

Telemarketing and anti-SPAM regulations clearly warn against sending unsolicited text SPAM messages. Subscribers simply have to opt-in, authorizing permission to receive text alerts to their phones.

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