By Jackie Todd, University Relations
The Alertus mass notification system, implemented in 2016 to provide alert messages on main campus desktops, has expanded its reach.
Faculty, staff and students can now get Alertus warnings on their cell phone by downloading the Alertus app from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). Just select the Alertus “RECIPIENT” version with the yellow icon when downloading the app. Users should register with their Clemson.edu email address and enter Clemson as the organization code.
For main campus faculty and staff who already receive desktop notifications, the Alertus mobile app allows notification on the go and allows customized notification for a number of Clemson locations.
That’s especially helpful for employees who travel to and from Clemson’s Innovation Campuses. The new app lets users subscribe to alerts issued from:
For faculty, staff and students at innovation campuses it’s the way to get emergency info that’s specific to their location, according to Jami Brothers, Clemson’s assistant vice president for security planning and business continuity.
“We wanted point people at the university’s innovation campuses to have the ability to alert faculty, staff and students at their respective locations,” she explained. “Getting this location-specific emergency information is vital to their safety.”
Along with mobile notifications, Alertus is now available to be downloaded to desktops at
Brothers said that while these new notification tools are available, safety continues to be everyone’s responsibility. Faculty, staff and students are reminded to call 911 for emergencies, contact Clemson University Police Department at 864-656-2222, and notify their building security coordinator.