Emergency Notification System
Castleton's Emergency Notification System
Castleton Alerts powered by Everbridge helps the University to communicate with the campus community during emergencies. Messages can be sent to hundreds of people quickly, reaching them anywhere, any time. The service contacts wired phones, email accounts, and mobile devices with voice or text messages that contain critical information.
Castleton Alerts powered by Everbridge is used only in an emergency. If you ever receive a non-test message from the system, there is a genuine problem that requires your attention. The system is not used for routine weather notification. A siren that can be heard in most campus locations may alert you to expect an important message.
At the beginning of a semester, there are two important steps:
- Every member of the campus community has the opportunity to add personal phones, email addresses, and other devices to the system.
- The university conducts a test, including the use of the siren. The campus community is notified in advance.
What phones and email addresses will be notified?
Castleton Alerts powered by Everbridge has in its database a foundation of campus email addresses. Members of the campus community are encouraged to add personal numbers and email addresses so that the system can reach everyone in an emergency.
How do I update my contact information?
All new students and employees will receive an email from the Director of Public Safety in partnership with Everbridge to create/register your account. Once you have registered your account, you can login to Castleton Alerts powered by Everbridge and update your contact information.
Why should someone add contact information?
Having a wide range of notification options increases the likelihood that important messages will reach you and those around you promptly.