SUNY Cobleskill NY-Alert/Safety Connect (SC) is used to immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty, and staff occurring on or near campus, which includes class cancellations, campus safety alerts, and emergency public health information. SUNY Cobleskill University Police and their designees are authorized to send emergency notifications, ensuring no time is wasted from the determination of a significant emergency to sending the notification.
SUNY Cobleskill recently launched an initiative to further strengthen our communication and emergency preparedness plan using Everbridge. Now, SUNY Cobleskill NY-Alert consists of two systems: Everbridge and Singlewire’s InformaCast Advanced. These systems work together to cover the campus community on campus and off.
Everbridge is the system used to send voice text and email messages to the SUNY Cobleskill community. Your campus email addresses are automatically loaded from Banner, to receive alerts via SMS, mobile phones, alternate email addresses and home phones you must login and add this information manually.
Please following this link:
SUNY Cobleskill Safety Connect/NY-Alert (Everbridge Portal)
Please note: though you may enter home phone numbers into Everbridge to be available for notification, email, text messages and voice calls to mobile phones are primary, as delivery to email and mobile devices is usually much faster than to home phones.
It is also possible to receive notifications via the Everbridge App. To activate the Everbridge app:
What Can I do in the Everbridge App?
SUNY Cobleskill has been preparing for the reopening by expanding the Everbridge services platform allowing us to:
Reopen Safely since COVID-19 with:
Personalized Emergency/Panic button on your smartphone:
Notify you of safety concerns:
SUNY Cobleskill STRONGLY encourages you to Register for these services with Everbridge as soon as possible. This is an essential element in SUNY Cobleskill’s emergency management and campus safety plan.
Singlewire’s InformaCast Advanced
This facility-based system that, when initiated, activates more than 50 indoor and outdoor speaker systems, and activates more than 650 phones to broadcast a message on/to campus.
Contact information collected by these systems will only be used for emergency notification and testing of the system.
This service is designed to alert individual participants when an emergency occurs requiring the SUNY Cobleskill community's attention or action. It is critical participants:
Costs of Service
SUNY Cobleskill NY-Alert is provided free of charge to active staff, faculty, and students; there is no cost associated with participation in the service. However, participants are responsible for charges made by service providers related to text messages and mobile phone calls.
SUNY Cobleskill NY-Alert will be tested each semester with prior notification via Coby Now, and email from UPD. Additional testing may be conducted as part of drills and exercises, or as necessary.
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