Cal Poly Pomona will conduct a campuswide test of its Safety Alert System on Thursday, June 20, around 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 Desktop Alert can reach a large audience almost instantaneously, often faster than calls to campus phones or email. Cisco phones in offices and classrooms will also receive test message over the telephone’s speaker.
During an emergency or urgent situation, the Safety Alert System sends messages to phones, email, text/SMS, TTY/TDD devices and campus computers. It’s important for faculty, staff and students to update their current contact information and cell phone numbers in BroncoDirect. Cell phone users must turn on the option to receive text messages, one of the fastest ways to get updates during an emergency
The university tests the Safety Alert System once each semester 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 purposes. For questions, visit the Emergency Communications webpage.