For almost 15 years, BGSU has been utilizing a system called “AlertBG” to reach students and the campus community in the event of an emergency.  

AlertBG is only used in emergencies or severe weather closures, such as a tornado warning or a gas leak, and the BGSU Police Department sends the messages. 

All active students are automatically enrolled in the system and when AlertBG is implemented, they will receive:

  • A text message – as long as their cell phone number (not home number) is provided in their MyBGSU account.
  • An email sent to their BGSU account.

The emergency notification will also be displayed on the University’s home page, official BGSU Facebook and Twitter accounts, and digital signage across campus.

If you are interested in receiving AlertBG notifications, your student has the option to add one additional cell phone number and email address.

  1. To do this, students need to log in to MyBGSU.
  2. Click on the “AlertBG” tab at the top of the Welcome page.
  3. On the “AlertBG” page, add a secondary email address and mobile number.
  4. Your student will also have the option to add an “opt-out” date. We recommend using a date after their anticipated graduation date.

Helpful Tip: If your student wants to add multiple people to their AlertBG account, the email address and the mobile number do not have to go to the same person.

If you would like to learn more about this system, additional information can be found on the AlertBG website.

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Updated: 05/24/2021 03:20PM