In case of a campus emergency, we want to make sure you get the message
CAL STATE L.A. is committed to protecting the safety of our campus community. Recent events have shown the need for the timely dissemination of information in emergencies such as natural disasters, acts of violence, and other unpredictable incidents. As an additional communication tool in case of an emergency, the University is implementing a text notification system to send official emergency information directly to subscriber's cell phones.
- Visit the appropriate sign-up site.
- Click on Create Account in the upper right corner of the log in page.
- Enter your e-mail address. You must have a valid e-mail address to sign-up. You will receive a confirmation e-mail at this address with a temporary password.
- Use the link in the confirmation e-mail and log in with your temporary password. You must complete this second step to be signed-up.
- Enter a new password and fill in your profile.
- Click "Submit" and "Confirm" if asked. You're done! You will be sent a confirmation e-mail.
Have questions? Here are some answers:
Q: Why text messages?
A: Most people carry cell phones, and therefore can receive alerts even when they do not have access to a computer. Text messaging is more reliable in emergency situations when communication systems reach high capacity. Text messages are more likely to get through when voice calls may not. You may also register other phone numbers, such as a home or work phone, or an email address to receive emergency messages.
Q: Will my information be kept confidential?
A: Yes. Your information will not be shared or made available to any other systems or services. You will not receive any advertising from this service or any third parties. At the end of each academic year the record of your contact information will be erased.
Q: Does signing up for this service cost me anything?
A: There is no cost to sign up. The only charges you will incur will be the normal fees charged by your mobile service provider for receiving text or e-mail messages.
Q: How does the system work?
A: In an emergency, a designated campus official will access the emergency alert system. Then the official can send a pre-prepared or new original text message to all or a selection of members of the Cal State L.A. community. To send the message, the emergency alert system will use the information that students and employees have supplied.
Q: Can I change my information after I sign-up?
A: Yes. Simply return to the emergency notification account portal at the same sign-up link above and log in to change your information.