From: Henry A. Mauermeyer, Senior Vice President for Administration and Treasurer
Date: Friday, November 16, 2007
RE: NJIT Campus-Wide Notification System
After an extensive review of a number of available options, a Campus-Wide Notification System from Federal Signal Corporation has been selected. The Campus-Wide Notification System is designed to complement other communication channels such as broadcast e-mails, bulletins on the NJIT website, postings across campus, and local media. The System will serve as a means to strengthen the University’s capacity to communicate important information on an expedited basis with students, faculty, and staff. The Campus-Wide Notification System will be used only for situations such as delayed opening or closing of the University caused by weather, or potential, imminent threats to the safety of the University community.
All NJIT students, faculty and staff will be initially entered into the Campus-Wide Notification System with their NJIT e-mail address. In order to more fully participate in the System, you will be asked to register a telephone number for a personal mobile device (e.g. cell phone, PDA) to which a “text message” can be sent; up to two other telephone numbers to which a voice message can be delivered; and another e-mail address, in addition to the NJIT e-mail address. These multiple communication modes will be used in the event NJIT determines members of the University community should be provided with urgent information. Messages will be as brief as warranted and may direct recipients to the NJIT website for additional information.
On a rolling basis over the next few weeks, students, faculty and staff will be receiving an e-mail invitation to enroll in the Campus-Wide Notification system. To help balance the load on the system, you are urged to register as soon as practical. Detailed instructions will be provided as well as a means for asking questions and obtaining additional information. Please note all information provided to the new Campus-Wide Notification System will be maintained on a confidential basis, not shared with other University offices, and not shared with third-parties, except when responding to an emergency. Campus-Wide notifications will only be initiated by the Department of Public Safety.