In October 2007, BGSU added another way of reaching students and staff in the event of an emergency. Text messages and emails will be sent to notify the campus community of an emergency situation such as a tornado warning or a gas leak. The emergency notification will also be displayed on the University’s home page, Facebook, Twitter, and on digital signage across campus.
AlertBG is only used in emergencies or for severe weather closures. The BGSU Police Department sends the messages.
All students, faculty and staff will receive the alert messages on their cell phones and email. The text service is provided through the e2campus company.
AlertBG is an “opt-out” system for most users. All active students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the system as long as their cell phone number is provided in their personal information at the secure MyBGSU site (under cell phone number, not home number). Users may add one additional cell phone number and/or email address into the system by visiting the MyBGSU site. Click on the AlertBG tab at the top of the Welcome page. Here you can add a second email address or mobile number, including the cell service carrier.
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.