CUNY Alert Emergency Notification System
CUNY Alert is an emergency notification system that enables the College of Staten Island to alert students, faculty and staff of an emergency (a severe snowstorm or violent person on campus, for example), and provide timely information to protect lives and minimize campus disruption. Depending upon the severity of the incident, CUNY Alert messages can range from specific instructions to general warnings. These notifications will be sent to members of the campus community who are signed up for CUNY Alert. Messages can be received via cell phone (text and/or voice), land line telephone and e-mail.
Subscribing to CUNY Alert
New students, faculty and staff members are auto enrolled in the CUNY Alert system. These accounts are prefilled with college affiliation(s) and CUNY college or business email address. Students, faculty and staff with access to CUNYfirst can access and manage preferences for receiving emergency notifications from CUNY Alert.
Employees without access to CUNYfirst and interested parties, such as parents or contractors doing business at CUNY, can set up a guest account to receive CUNY Alert notifications (see the CUNY Alert Guest Account Instructions for instructions on setting up and managing a CUNY Alert guest account).
Accessing and Managing CUNY Alert Notification Preferences
Individuals are required to select at least one campus affiliation and one email address to receive emergency notifications. You may select additional campus or university office affiliations and from the following list of additional notification methods:
- Email addresses
- Telephone numbers for SMS text message capable devices
- Telephone numbers for voice messages
Students, Faculty and Staff with access to CUNYfirst
Access CUNY Alert notification preferences by logging in to CUNYfirst and then selecting the CUNY Alert tile.
Guest account users created through the Everbridge guest account portal can access and manage notification preferences using this link.
See the CUNY Alert Guest Account Instructions for instructions on setting up and managing a guest account.
Unsubscribing from CUNY Alert
All students, including former students, can unsubscribe from CUNY Alert at any time by clicking the CUNY Alert tile on the CUNYfirst home page.
Faculty and Staff
Active faculty and staff cannot unsubscribe from CUNY Alert.
Guest account users created through the Everbridge guest account portal can unsubscribe at any time by deleting their account (see the CUNY Alert Guest Account Instructions for step-by-step instructions)