Albany State University acquired the services of Connect-Ed to provide campus leaders and security professionals with the ability to reach students, faculty, and staff via telephone (cellular and landline), email
and text messaging. The campus alert emergency mass notification system is administered by the Albany State University Public Safety Dept. however, several departments on campus are involved in the project including the Office of Information and Instructional Technology, Human Resources, and the Office of the president. Only authorized representatives from these departments and the University Police can send emergency messages using the campus alert Connect-Ed system.
The University's alert system will only be used when there is a severe threat to public safety and health of the entire campus community, which has not been contained or controlled, and when immediate action is required on the part of the recipient group(s), (e.g. school closing, tornado warnings, active shooters, etc). Once the situation receives an "all clear" by the proper authorities then this information will be subsequently posted on the ASU Web site at www.asurams.edu.
It should be noted that the emmergency alert system will not be used for non-emergency notifications such as lane closures, routine crime updates, localized building emergencies, situations that have been contained or where a threat does not exist, rumor control, and situations where notification is merely a convenience or when ASU’s main Web Site is the most appropriate communication method. The campus alert system will not replace ASU’s main Web Site http://www.asurams.edu for non-urgent messages. The campus alert system, Connect-Ed, will be tested periodically during the semesters.