SouthernAlert is Southern Connecticut State University's emergency notification system, conveying important information to the campus community in the event of an emergency, weather-related closing/delay, or other potentially hazardous situation.
This system is designed to provide concise and timely notification via text messaging, voice mail, and email. SouthernAlert may be used in conjunction with other, more traditional means of communication.
The effectiveness of this notification system depends upon individuals providing accurate and up-to-date personal contact information. Please be sure to update your information whenever your phone or other contact information changes so that the emergency notification system will have the most current information, which will better enable us to contact you.
By August 8, 2014, Southern will be switching from MIR3 to Everbridge as the new emergency alert system. Please log into the new SouthernAlert and update your contact information.
If you are a student, faculty member, or staff member, you will receive an email invitation on August 4, 2014 to create an account on SouthernAlert. Follow the instructions in the email to go to the SouthernAlert Member Portal.
Create an account on SouthernAlert. We suggest using your MySCSU username. For example, lockhartt1 from firstname.lastname@example.org.
By default, your Southern email address is the main form of contact for SouthernAlert. We recommend you enter your other forms of contact (e.g., cell phone, personal email address) so that we may better reach you in an event of an emergency.
Update your contact information regularly. If your phone number has changed, please update it as soon as possible.
For questions, contact the HelpDesk at HelpDesk@SouthernCT.edu.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.) What is the SouthernAlert Emergency Alert System?
The SouthernAlert Emergency Alert System is an effort to convey important information to the campus community (students, faculty, & staff) in the event of an emergency, weather-related closing/delay/early dismissal, or other potentially hazardous situation or a test of the system. This system replaces the SCSU Alert system from MIR3.
2.) When will it be used?
This system will be used to provide you with timely notification of emergencies, imminent threats to health and safety, as well as informational notifications via email, text messaging and voicemail, that affect your locations or work environments. Notifications include messages regarding: Weather/Natural Disasters, Infrastructure/Buildings, Health/Medical Situations, and Violent/Criminal Behaviors. Weather-related closings/delay/early dismissals will be sent out thru the system. Students, faculty, & staff can modify their Profile (account) to receive notifications as a text message (SMS) - up to 7 total delivery methods.
3.) How do I receive emergency notifications?
SouthernAlert notifications are sent to each student, faculty & staff’s email address. It is very important to edit your SouthernAlert Profile to include the other methods of communication. There are 7 total delivery methods including university email address, SMS1 (text message), SMS2 (text message), Personal cell phone, Home phone, Business cell phone, and other phone.
Note: If a family member has agreed to receive a notification, you may enter their contact information into one of the available delivery methods.
4.) What if my phone number or email address changes?
You have the ability to edit your SouthernAlert Profile at any time. You are strongly encouraged to periodically review your information and update as needed. If you have any difficulty with managing your Profile, please call the HelpDesk at (203) 392-5123 or email them at HelpDesk@SouthernCT.edu.
5.) Will my contact information be shared with others?
No. The information that you provide will be used only for SouthernAlert Notifications purposes. By law, we cannot provide or sell your contact information to any vendor or other organization.