Faculty, staff, and students who have not already done so are strongly encouraged to sign up for the College's Emergency Notification System (ENS) prior to the test of the system that will take place during the noon hour this Thursday, March 6. The ENS uses voice, e-mail, and text messaging to provide time-sensitive information and details on appropriate responses during critical situations.
In order to receive alerts using all three methods, members of the campus community are urged to go to www.ithaca.edu/emergencynotification and log into the system using their Ithaca College e-mail username and password.
By default, any messages that are sent through the ENS will go to all active Ithaca College e-mail accounts and to faculty and staff office telephones that are listed in the campus directory. The ENS website provides the valuable option of adding other contact methods, including a personal e-mail address you use frequently (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, e.g.), a cell phone number for text messages, and telephone numbers at which you would like to receive the voice message (cell, parents, spouse, home phone, e.g.)
Faculty and staff members who do not currently have the number for the telephone at their desk listed in the campus phone directory should consider adding that as one of their optional phone numbers.
More information on the Emergency Notification System can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page at www.ithaca.edu/emergencynotification/faqs.php.