Announcing Falcon Alert - The UTPB Emergency Alert System
* What Is Falcon Alert?
Falcon Alert is an emergency notification service that gives UTPB administration the ability to communicate health, safety, or other emergency information quickly- by text messaging to your cell phone. If you enroll in Falcon Alert, university officials can quickly pass on safety-related information to you regardless of your location.
* What Type Of Information Will Be Sent Using Falcon Alert?
The Falcon Alert system will be used ONLY to send emergency information and information related to abnormal situations. For example, subscribers will be notified by the Falcon Alert system if a decision is made to close the university due to weather or some other event. Subscribers will be notified by the Falcon Alert system if an emergency situation on campus requires students to shelter in place. The Falcon Alert system will NOT be used for routine communications about university events or for any form of advertising. Falcon Alert is a NO SPAM zone.
* Will Falcon Alert Cost Me Anything?
It depends. While there are no charges for subscribing to Falcon Alert, the most effective component of the Falcon Alert system will utilize standard text messaging to your cell phone. Depending on your cell phone plan the text message might cost you a small amount per message. However, due to the restricted nature of the system, the number of messages should be small. A test of the system will be conducted about once every three months.
* What Do Students Need To Sign Up for Falcon Alert?
In order to sign up for Falcon Alert you will need to know your UTPB University Identification Number (UID) and your PIN. These are the same credentials that you use to access CampusConnect.
* How Do I Sign Up For Falcon Alert - Students
To sign up for Falcon Alert, log in to your Campus Connect go to Demographic Data on the "Student Information" pull-down menu, then click "Update Information".
-- What do I do if my cell phone number and/or carrier change?
If your cell phone number and/or carrier changes you can log in to your Falcon Alert account and update your information. Click on the "Services" tab, then click "Change Status" in the Text Messaging section.
* How Do I Sign Up For Falcon Alert – Staff and Faculty
To sign up for Falcon Alert, send an email to Falcon-Alert@utpb.edu with your Full name, your Cell phone number and your cell phone provider.