UNT conducted a test of its Eagle Alert system on April 19. Did you get the message? If not, log in to my.unt.edu and click on the Eagle Alert icon to verify that your contact information is up to date.

Eagle Alert is a messaging system that allows UNT administrators to quickly contact the campus community by phone and text about emergency situations affecting the safety and well-being of people on and around the UNT campus. The system sends voice and text messages to phones, cell phones and PDAs of everyone with an EUID account in UNT’s EIS system.


Eagle Alert notifies campus with immediate emergency information

Students, staff and faculty should update their phone numbers in my.unt.edu.

UNT uses a system called Eagle Alert to quickly notify you with critical information in an emergency.

Eagle Alert allows UNT administrators to quickly contact campus community members by phone about emergency situations affecting the safety and well being of people on and around the UNT campus. The system sends voice messages to the phones, including cell phones, of all active faculty, staff and students. The system also can send text messages to cell phones if you grant the system permission to do so before hand.

"Whenever an incident occurs that affects the immediate safety and well being of the UNT community, the appropriate messages are sent by the system, informing the community of actions to take to insure their continued safety," says Joe Adamo, director of Communications Services.

 

What's an emergency?

Eagle Alert is only used in critical situations including:

Messages not only notify you about the situation but also let you know what kind of action you need to take.

 

Who decides what you will hear?

The decision to activate the Eagle Alert system is made by any of the following people:

 

What will happen when the university closes?

When a decision is made to close the university, UNT will notify the you by:

If the university is closed for more than one day, you should check the UNT web site at www.unt.edu for the latest information.  The university also will continue providing updated information to campus telephone operators, and inform news media.

 

How can you make sure it works?

All students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the system using the telephone numbers you provided to UNT during your registration or hiring process.  You should check your contact information regularly and update it as soon as it changes by logging in at my.unt.edu.

A message will be sent to all the numbers you provide anytime Eagle Alert is used.

Like other emergency alert systems, Eagle Alert is tested once each fall and spring semester by Risk Management Services or the UNT Police Department by sending test messages to the university community. Additional limited tests are conducted if needed.

 

Who runs the service?

Eagle Alert is operated by Connect-ED, a service of Blackboard Connect, that provides the same product to other universities and schools including Texas Tech, Baylor, University of Dallas and the Richardson Independent School District.