Emergency Text-Messaging System Now Activated
Staff & Faculty Are Urged to "Opt In"
January 22, 2008: Staff and Faculty can now "opt in" to the College's new emergency text-messaging system, which enables a limited number of campus administrators to send urgent text messages to subscribers' cell phones in the event of an emergency.
To subscribe, log into Web Services, go to the Personal Information Menu, click on Update Emergency Text Messaging Contacts, and provide contact information. Stockton permits subscribers to include the cell phone numbers of their spouses, significant others or close associates, so that they too are kept informed during emergencies.
Stockton selected text messaging as a preferred medium of communication over voice messaging because text messaging can be more rapidly transmitted to a large number of recipients. Moreover, terse messages are less burdensome to public telephone networks, which can sometimes become overwhelmed by the high volume of voice calls that often ensue during emergencies.
Stockton’s rapid text messaging service is one of several notification tools that the College has available for emergency communications. Stockton’s other emergency broadcast services include: cable television, email, Internet web site postings, electronic message boards, campus PBX voice messaging to dormitory and office telephones, and an electronic classroom notification service, which automatically turns on video projectors in campus classrooms and displays emergency notices.
RECOGNIZE AUTHENTIC MESSAGES FROM STOCKTON COLLEGE:
Messages from the College will show a "caller ID" of 23177.
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