Sign Up Now for ‘CUNY A!ert’on Your Campus

Students, faculty and staff are urged to sign up for “CUNY A!ert”, the University’s new emergency notification system that provides text or voice notifications of campus emergencies or weather related closings.

“CUNY A!ert” is a new emergency notification system that will enable the University’s campuses to advise students, faculty and staff of an emergency (a severe hurricane or snowstorm, for example), and provide timely information to protect lives and minimize campus disruption.

Depending upon the severity of the incident, “CUNY A!ert” messages range from specific instructions to general warnings. Notifications will be sent to members of your campus community who have signed up for “CUNY A!ert.” Messages can be received via cell phone (text and/or voice), land line telephone, and e-mail. Participants must “opt in” to receive alerts, and can choose preferred format or formats to receive the messages.

To sign up for “CUNY A!ert” at your campus visit www.cuny.edu/alert for step-by-step instructions. Registrants are asked to provide at least one email address. For text message alerts a cell phone number and a provider to receive text message alerts may be listed. To receive voice alerts, a phone number — either cell phone or land line — may be listed.

Enrolled students, including continuing education students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community, are eligible to sign up.

“CUNY A!ert” will be activated in March 2008. CUNY has worked with the State Emergency Management Office to utilize the state’s all-hazards alert and notification system, NY-Alert, for use by the CUNY campuses.

Click here for a special CUNY A!ert poster. And visit www.cuny.edu/alert and sign up now!

The City University of New York was founded in 1847 as the Free Academy in New York City. The City University of New York is the nation’s largest urban public university. CUNY comprises 23 institutions: 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law at Queens College, the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The University serves more than 231,000 degree-credit students and 230,000 adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program for 32,500 high school students, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 300 high schools throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York. The University offers online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and individualized bachelor’s degrees through the CUNY Baccalaureate. The University Teacher Academy provides free tuition for highly motivated mathematics and science majors who seek teaching careers in the city.

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