Albany State University has implemented a multi-layered approach to providing our campus community with important information. Our emergency notification system is designed to reach the Albany State University students, faculty, and staff in a variety of ways with immediate emergency messaging. Albany State University utilizes Blackboard Connect5 to deliver email notifications, text notifications, and voice phone call notifications. The Audible Siren System is manually activated by ASU PD personnel in the event of an emergency. The system uses warning sirens, chimes, and audible messages. The Albany State University webpage and social media pages may also be utilized to provide emergency information to the Albany State University campus community.
Emergency Notification Procedures:
The Clery Act requires Albany State University to alert the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or a dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty, and staff on campus by issuing an “Emergency Notification." In the event that a situation arises, that, in the judgment of the Albany State University Chief of Police or his/her designee, constitutes a significant emergency or dangerous situation, a campus-wide Emergency Notification will be issued. This notification is sent by the communications officer on duty. The methods of communication used include Blackboard Connect5 and the university email system. The institution will also post updates during a critical incident on their homepage. To receive the Albany State University Connect 5 Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications update your information below.
The Clery Act requires Albany State University to alert the campus community to certain crimes in a manner that is timely, will aid in the prevention of similar crimes, and will enable those in the ASU campus community to protect themselves from harm.
In the event that
- A Clery crime is reported
- Within the Clery Geography
- That, in the judgment of the Albany State University Chief of Police or his/her designee,
constitutes a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community,
Then, a campus-wide Timely Warning will be issued by the communications officer on duty, as soon as correct and pertinent information is available. Timely Warnings are meant to reach the entire campus community and are sent via the Blackboard Connect 5 mass notification system. To receive the Albany State University Blackboard Connect 5 Timely Warnings, update your information below.