SPU uses the SPU-Alert emergency notification system to send emergency communications to faculty, staff, and students. Messages can be sent via email, text message, loudspeakers, electronic reader boards (located in many classrooms and high-use areas such as Gwinn Commons), and “pop-up” messages on University-maintained computers. SPU-Alert can also send recorded voice messages to mobile phones. In addition to using SPU-Alert, SPU may also post information on the SPU website, tweet information using the SPU Twitter account @SPUnews, or relay information through Building Emergency Coordinators. SPU also uses SPU-Alert when conducting emergency drills.
Enrolling in SPU-Alert
All faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to review their information in Banner and to post their mobile phone numbers. Mobile phone numbers listed in Banner are automatically enrolled in SPU-Alert unless the user opts-out within Banner.
To submit or update personal contact information, use the SPU Banner System on the web at spu.edu/banweb.
- Once in the Banner System, select the Personal Menu then choose the Emergency Alert System menu.
- SPU email addresses are pre-populated in the system, and students and employees may also enter alternative email addresses to receive emergency notifications.
SPU also permits guests to sign up to receive text and email messages through SPU-Alert as “Guest Users.” To sign up as a guest user, go to www.getrave.com/login/spu. A list of terms and conditions for guest users can be found online.