Eagle Alert Test / Options Changing

The University will initiate a scheduled test of the Eagle Alert emergency communication system on Friday, August 30, at approximately 4:45 p.m. The system delivers notification of any significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees. No action is required from members of the Southern Miss community related to this test.

Please also be advised that in an effort to help ensure that students, faculty and staff are receiving emergency communications as efficiently as possible, all students, faculty and staff will receive text and voice messages in addition to email each time the Eagle Alert emergency communication system is activated beginning this semester. Previously, text and voice messages were available on an opt-in basis.

While it is strongly recommended that you provide at least one phone number (cell phone is recommended), students, faculty and staff can opt-out of the personal phone and text message portion of the service. To do so, go to the Eagle Alert website at http://www.usm.edu/safety/eagle-alert and log-in using CampusID (same as SOAR login) credentials. Although you may opt-out of those portions of the service, participation by campus email is required. You may also opt-in to receive alerts via campus phone.

For more information, visit the emergency communications website at http://www.usm.edu/safety/overview-emergency-communications.

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