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Survey: Cost is the Leading Campus Mass Notification Challenge

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Read: More Solutions to Your Biggest Mass Notification Challenges

More Solutions to Your Biggest Mass Notification Challenges

Here’s how you might be able to solve the database and portal management problems associated with campus emergency alert systems.

Read: Minnesota University Uses Notification to Recruit Flood Volunteers

Minnesota University Uses Notification to Recruit Flood Volunteers

Through the university’s preparation for the event, as well as its e2Campus mass notification system, MSUM was not only able to notify students and staff of life safety information, but also gather enough sandbagging volunteers to prevent further damage to the city.

Read: Case Study: Longwood University Chooses Cooper Notification’s System

Case Study: Longwood University Chooses Cooper Notification’s System

Longwood University, located in Farmville, Va. was founded in 1839. Nearly 5,000 students are enrolled at the university with 70 percent of undergraduates living on campus. With more than 800 full-time and part-time faculty and staff, the university has 50 buildings on the 60-acre campus and 32 buildings off campus.

Read: Text Message Troubleshooting: 4 Challenges Your Campus Should Address

Text Message Troubleshooting: 4 Challenges Your Campus Should Address

Here’s how campuses can start to tackle some of the shortcomings associated with text messaging disaster notification solutions.

Read: Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Most likely, non-emergency communications equipment and traditional mass notification systems are already in place at your institution. With some adjustments, these, combined with newly installed solutions, might be able to provide much of the coverage your institution needs during a disaster.

Read: Sample Text-Message Alerts From UCLA

Sample Text-Message Alerts From UCLA

A large group of campus emergency managers from around the nation have developed the following prototype mass notification text messages. The samples listed below are used by UCLA.

Read: Your Mass Notification Cheat Sheet

Your Mass Notification Cheat Sheet

Here’s a breakdown of some of the pros and cons of the more commonly used emergency alert systems. Deploying multiple modes will help to ensure the strengths of one solution compensate for the weaknesses of others. Also, be certain to account for the hearing and sight impaired.

Read: CS Mass Notification Study: 68% of Campuses Upgrading Alert Systems

CS Mass Notification Study: 68% of Campuses Upgrading Alert Systems

Read Campus Safety magazine's April 2008 Mass Notification Study to find out what percentage of students are signing up to receive e-mail and text-message alerts.

Read: Text Alerts: Opt-Out Language From Florida State Univ.

Text Alerts: Opt-Out Language From Florida State Univ.

Florida State University (FSU) uses the opt-out approach to sign up students for its emergency alert text messaging programand has an 85 percent participation rate.

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