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The safety and security of our campus community is our highest priority. When an emergency or criminal event occurs that poses a threat to the campus community, Southeast is prepared to inform and alert the campus community for their personal safety.
The SE Alerts emergency notification system includes multiple communication tools that can be deployed by the University during emergencies to alert the entire campus community, or certain portions of the community and regional campuses, to events, dangerous situations or threats that impact the safety of students, faculty and staff.
All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to verify their contact information to receive notifications via text message, email and/or phone. By providing this information, you are ensuring the most current and correct information is on file for use when Southeast deploys its SE Alerts emergency notification system.
SE Alerts will text mobile phones and send an email to your University email account. In some emergency events, you may be asked to respond that you have received the SE Alert notification. Faculty, staff and students have the option to update their preferred mobile phone contact information, and submit up to four additional personal, spouse, family or parent emails to receive notifications.
Students can verify and update their contact information for SE Alerts through the Southeast Portal. Follow these instructions.
Faculty and staff can verify and update their contact information for SE Alerts through the Southeast Portal. Follow these instructions.
Southeast uses Everbridge Inc. to publish across multiple communication platforms, and offer a mobile app.
Following are the communication modes that will be used to keep you informed during emergencies that occur close to or on our campuses. Decisions concerning which platform(s) are used are made by University officials. Decisions are dependent on specific situations. Messages will include information relevant to the situation and may be updated as soon as new information is received and confirmed.
Mobile App: The Everbridge mobile safety application is available for installation on iOS and Android devices in the Apple Inc. App Store or Google Play Store. When deployed, SE Alerts first appear in the application. The app also offers students, faculty and staff the ability to report a crime or threat directly to the Department of Public Safety.
Emails: SE Alerts emails are sent to all active faculty, staff and student University email accounts. Faculty, staff and students have the option to submit up to four additional personal, spouse, family or parent emails to receive notifications. To ensure these personal addresses receive SE Alerts emails, it is recommended to add email@example.com to your safe sender or contact list.
Text Messages: SE Alerts text messages are sent to all active faculty, staff and student cell phones on file. These messages are a free service provided by Southeast Missouri State University. SE Alerts do not impose a separate charge for text messages, however your mobile carrier’s message and data rates may apply depending on the terms and conditions of your mobile phone contract. Please contact your mobile service provider about such charges.
Alertus Computer Desktop notifications: SE Alerts messages will appear on all University-owned computers connected to the Southeast network.
Indoor/Outdoor Warning Siren System: The outdoor/indoor emergeny siren system at Southeast is designed to provide an alert to severe weather and other emergencies. The National Weather Service and/or storm spotters and local emergency management agencies initiate all siren alerts. The sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of the month at noon.
SE Alerts Website: semo.edu/SEalerts is the official SE Alerts emergency website for the University to inform and alert the campus community. All available confirmed information will be posted on this website as soon as it is available. Faculty, staff and students who receive SE Alerts text messages and emails will be directed to this website for additional information.
SE Alerts Facebook: SE Alerts is the official SE Alerts emergency social media Facebook account for the University to inform and alert the campus community. It can be found at facebook.com/SoutheastAlerts. This official account will be monitored during emergency situations by University officials.
SE Alerts Twitter: SE Alerts is the official SE Alerts emergency social media Twitter account for the University to inform and alert the campus community. It can be found @SoutheastAlerts. This official account will be monitored during emergency situations.
During an emergency, official Southeast communication will provide prevention and safety tips. Faculty, staff and students can help by following instructions from the Department of Public Safety or emergency personnel. The campus community can also monitor and follow the SE Alerts website and Facebook and Twitter accounts.
All faculty, staff and students also are encouraged to verify and/or update their emergency contact information. By providing this information, you are ensuring the most current and correct information is on file in the event the University needs to contact you, a spouse, family member or parent.
Students can verify and update their emergency contact information through the Southeast
Portal. Follow these instructions.
Faculty and staff can verify and update their emergency contact information through the Southeast Portal. Follow these instructions.