Policy Number: 1033Responsible Office: Public Safety
Effective Date: 9/5/07Revised: 2/11/15
This policy applies to the University Community, including all administrators, staff, faculty and students on our New York campuses.
The safety of all people on St. John’s campuses remains the University’s highest priority. The University’s Text and Voice Messaging System will alert members of the University community to emergencies affecting one or more of our campuses. Individuals must either register or opt out of the free service via the University Information System’s (UIS) secure site. Once registered, you will receive text and voice messages to your cell phone or off-campus wired telephone if and when emergencies occur on any of our U.S. campuses. These communications will alert you to the situation and direct you as to what action to take to secure your safety.
While there are a number of other information sources available for messages on the status of events unfolding (St. John’s Web site at http://www.stjohns.edu; University Emergency Bulletins on (718) 990-2000, voice broadcast and email messages), the text messaging system is the most effective immediate alert system available to members of the University community.
Messages that are conveyed through these communication systems will be specific to the particular situation. However, there are two common forms of safety instruction: “Stay in Place” or “Evacuate.”
St. John’s is extremely fortunate to have such a high caliber of personnel in the field of Emergency Preparedness working in Public Safety, and the incredible resources of the NYPD, but it is also critical that each of us take responsibility for ensuring that we are aware of what to do in an emergency situation. Remember, you must register in order to receive emergency text and voice messages. To do so, log onto MySJU and click on “Update Emergency Notification Information” or log onto the UIS system directly, go to the Personal Information Menu and simply follow the prompts.
For more information about safety at St. John’s, visit the web at www.stjohns.edu/student-life/public-safety.
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