New Emergency Messaging System

By Reidar Jensen, Office of Strategic Communications

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Penn State has completed its transition to a new emergency messaging system, called PSUAlert. This system has replaced the former service, known as PSUTXT, which was discontinued on July 1. The new PSUAlert service features enhanced messaging capabilities, including the continued ability for students, faculty and staff to receive alerts by text message; the addition of phone-based voice alerts; and more robust integration with campus Facebook and Twitter accounts. Also, all Penn State email account holders will automatically receive emergency alerts for their home campus by email.

“PSUAlert plays a critical role in Penn State’s emergency communications plans,” said Steve Shelow, assistant vice president for Police and Public Safety. “The system’s new capabilities further strengthen our ability to quickly reach as much of our University community as possible when emergencies occur, so that people can make informed decisions about their own safety.”

“PSUAlert plays a critical role in Penn State’s emergency communications plans,” said Steve Shelow, assistant vice president for Police and Public Safety. “The system’s new capabilities further strengthen our ability to quickly reach as much of our University community as possible when emergencies occur, so that people can make informed decisions about their own safety.”

For additional information, read the PSUAlert FAQs at the link above. Additional questions are welcome, and can be sent to PSUAlert@psu.edu.

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