COLLEGE-WIDE REGISTRATION FOR NEW YORK ALERT BEGINS SEPT. 1

8/25/2008

College to Require Students, Faculty and Staff to Register for State's Emergency Messaging System

To assure that SUNY Orange has a method to contact its faculty, staff and students in the event of an emergency, the College will require each member of the campus community to register for New York Alert, beginning Sept. 1.

Following is the text of a campus-wide message distributed to faculty and staff from Jim Dutchter, Associate Vice President for Information Technology.

College Community

Beginning Sept. 1, the College is requiring all staff, faculty and students to register for the New York Alert system. New York Alert is an automated emergency messaging system that the College will utilize to inform folks of emergencies or unforeseen crises in a timely manner.

Through its registration process, New York Alert allows you the option to receive emergency messages via land-line telephone, cell phone, FAX, e-mail or text message. The College encourages you to register for as many contact methods as possible so that you are assured of receiving these critical emergency alerts.

Sign-up for New York Alert is mandatory for staff, faculty and students. In the event of an emergency, the College wants to be able to quickly provide timely and accurate information to all members of our community. Faculty and staff registrations must be completed by Oct. 1.

Registration can be completed by accessing MySUNYOrange through the College’s web site (www.sunyorange.edu). Log onto MyCollegeInformation (Banner Self Service) by utilizing your “A” number and password. At this point, you will be prompted to register for New York Alert. You will be unable to access any additional pages until you’ve completed the registration process. Even if you have already registered for New York Alert through the New York State web site, you must register via Banner to assure you are included on the emergency contact list for College-specific messages.

Staff members who do not have an assigned “A” number for Banner Self Service login purposes should contact the Help Desk (341-4749) to acquire an “A” number. Faculty members who need to receive their assigned “A” number should contact the Records and Registration Office at 341-4140.

Students can locate their “A” number under the “Student ID” listing on their Fall 2008 Course Schedule. Any student questions regarding an “A” number or Banner Self Service can be directed to the Records and Registration Office at 341-4140.

College employees should refrain from including their office telephone within the New York Alert system, but rather utilize a cell phone or other method for primary notification. To complete your registration, you must provide at least one e-mail address.

As part of the College’s Emergency Management Plan, New York Alert is just one of several communication methods SUNY Orange will use to alert its faculty, staff and students during an emergency.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Again, if you have any questions, contact the Help Desk at 341-4749.

James M. Dutcher - PMP, CISSP, SCP/Security+, CISA

SUNY Orange - Associate Vice President of Info. Tech. Services

 

Following is the text of the message distributed to studnts (via their college-issued e-mail account) from Paul Broadie, Vice President for Student Services.

SUNY Orange Students

Beginning Sept. 1, the College is requiring students to register for the New York Alert system. New York Alert is an automated emergency messaging system that the College will utilize to inform you of College emergencies or unforeseen crises in a timely manner.

Through its registration process, New York Alert allows you the option to receive emergency messages via land-line telephone, cell phone, FAX, e-mail or text message. The College encourages you to register for as many contact methods as possible so that you are assured of receiving these critical emergency alerts.

Sign-up for New York Alert is mandatory. In the event of an emergency, the College wants to be able to quickly provide timely and accurate information to all members of our community.

Registration can be completed by accessing MySUNYOrange through the College’s web site (www.sunyorange.edu). Log onto MyCollegeInformation (Banner Self Service) by utilizing your “A” number and password. At this point, you will be prompted to register for New York Alert. You will be unable to access any additional pages until you’ve completed the registration process. Even if you have already registered for New York Alert through the New York State web site, you must register via Banner to assure you are included on the emergency contact list for College-specific messages.

Students can locate their “A” number under the “Student ID” listing on their Fall 2008 Course Schedule. Any student questions regarding an “A” number or Banner Self Service can be directed to the Records and Registration Office at 341-4140.

As part of the College’s Emergency Management Plan, New York Alert is just one of several communication methods SUNY Orange will use to alert its faculty, staff and students during an emergency.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Again, if you have any questions, contact the Records and Registration Office.

Paul Broadie

Vice President for Student Services


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