Bowling Green State University
In October 2007, BGSU added another way of reaching students and staff in the event of an emergency. Text messages are sent to warn of such situations as crimes in progress, building closures, severe weather and classes canceled.
The program, which adds another dimension to the campus’s overall crisis management plan, is only used in emergencies. The campus police department sends the messages.
Participants choose to receive alerts on their cell phones and email. The service is provided through the e2campus company.
Signing up is simple and can be done at the secure MyBGSU site. Click on the AlertBG tab at the top of the Welcome page. The signup form asks for a name, password, mobile phone number and service carrier. Once you have established text message alert service you may add email alert notification. You can also set a date by which to opt out (typically, students' expected graduation date).
When you approach the date you have chosen to opt out, e2campus will send you a text message from AlertBG that will ask if you want to renew your subscription. If you wish to continue the service you must renew it through MyBGSU using the same username and password that created the account.