Cal Poly Pomona will conduct a campus-wide test of its Safety Alert System on Thursday, Jan 18, at 11 a.m.
Students, faculty and staff should expect a brief Safety Alert test message on their cell, home and office phones, as well as an email.
The test will include the Alertus Desktop notification system, which sends safety messages to university-owned computers equipped with Alertus software. The Alertus system Desktop Alert can reach a larger audience virtually instantaneously, often faster than calls to campus phones or email.
A test of the InformaCast system, which delivers emergency communications through campus telephones in offices and classrooms, also is planned.
During an emergency or urgent situation, the Safety Alert System sends messages to phones, email, text/SMS, TTY/TDD devices and campus computers. Messages also will be posted on the university’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and the university home page.
To receive the messages, faculty, staff and students need to provide current contact information in BroncoDirect.
The university tests the Safety Alert System once each quarter to familiarize the campus community with this important communication vehicle, as well as to train the staff in using the system. The alerts are sent only during emergencies and scheduled tests, and never for routine messages.
For questions, visit the Emergency Communications webpage.