In an emergency, where would you turn for information?
GR Alerts is the alert system Georgia Regents University uses to send urgent emails, voice messages, and text messages to students, faculty, and staff.
“In a real-world emergency we turn to GR Alerts to notify our community of threats,” said Joe Webber, Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPaR) Coordinator. “Text messages are one of the best and most reliable tools we have to send mass messages quickly, so we’re asking people to please update their contacts with a mobile number. It could save your life.”
The notification system is only used to disseminate breaking developments in an emergency such as severe weather, safety issues affecting the hospital or campuses, or crime.
In order to receive urgent texts, students, faculty and staff must include an accurate, up-to-date mobile number in their Human Resources system (SoftServ, Pounce, or Unicorn). To sign up:
- Go to gru.edu/alerts
- Sign in to your HR system
- Navigate to employee contact information
- Update your contacts with a mobile number in the SMS Phone (Text) field
- Receive text alerts in an emergency
The GR Alerts system is tested by the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response and GRU Public Safety at regular intervals and during drills on campus. Up to four email addresses and 10 phone numbers can be registered for each person, allowing employees to get notifications on both personal and work cell phones.
For more information or to sign up, see gru.edu/alerts.