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NY Alert System

SUNY Cobleskill NY-Alert

SUNY Cobleskill NY-Alert 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.

First Time Log-in

If this is your first time logging into the Everbridge system, you must do it via invitation. To receive a new invitation, please contact the Helpdesk at 5800, or open a helpdesk ticket with this link to request an Everbridge invitation. Please incude your campus email  and Campus 800# in the invitation request. Invitations can only be sent to your campus email address. The invitation is good for 30 days.

Return/Update/Add

Updates upon logging in for the first time can be done by following this link:
SUNY Cobleskill 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.

Eligibility

Sender Identification

Everbridge App

It is also possible to receive notifications via the Everbridge App. To activate the Everbridge app:

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.  

Privacy

Contact information collected by these systems will only be used for emergency notification and testing of the system.

Participant Conduct

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.

Testing

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.

Violations or More Information

To report any violations of these terms of use, or to request information about the emergency notification system, contact UPD at 518-255-5317, or Chad Hisert at 518-255-5899 or hisertc@cobleskill.edu.