KSU Alert

KSU ALERT is an emergency notification system that notifies faculty, staff, and students of critical information and situations affecting the KSU campus through the use of text messages, voice messages to multiple phone numbers, email, and more. Kennesaw State University encourages all students, faculty and staff to update their emergency contact number(s) in Banner and ADP so that the KSU ALERTs are sent to their primary phone number in the event of an emergency. Although college campuses are usually safe places, emergencies and disasters do occur. KSU is committed to keeping the campus community as safe as possible through effective communication prior to, during and following emergencies.

In order to update information for KSU Alert contacts:

For Faculty/Staff:

  • Go to ADP Self Service.
  • Click on the 'Myself' tab.
  • Click on the 'Phone Numbers' link on the left.
  • Click on the number you would like to modify or click 'Add' to add a new phone number. Please provide BOTH a "Main Phone" and "Cell Phone" number.
  • Click 'Save'

For Students:

  • Login to Owl Express.
  • Click 'Personal Information'
  • Then Click 'Update Contact Information'
  • Then Click on the 'Primary' link next to you phone number
  • Either use the down menu to add a cell phone number, or change you PRIMARY number
  • Click 'Save'

Mobile Phone Scripts

Tornado Warning:

"This is an important emergency announcement from the Kennesaw State University emergency alert system. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Cobb County. A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated on radar in the Cobb County area. Seek shelter indoors immediately. Proceed to the lowest level of the building where possible. Try to stay off your cell phones to enable you to receive additional emergency instructions. An 'all clear' message will be sent when the tornado warning is discontinued. This is not a drill."

Tornado 'All Clear':

"This is an important emergency announcement from the Kennesaw State University emergency alert system. The National Weather Service has discontinued the tornado warning for Cobb County area affecting KSU. Be cautious in returning to your normal activities. Call the KSU Police at 770-423-6666 to report any injuries, gas or chemical smells or damage to your building."

Test Message:

"This is a test of the Kennesaw State University's emergency alert system. We will use this system and other methods to notify you of real emergency situations that require you to take immediate action. If this had been a real emergency situation, you would have received instructions on what emergency action to take. If you need to update your contact information, log onto Banner or the HR portal. This is only a test. Thank you."

Location Specific Evacuation:

"This is an important emergency announcement from the Kennesaw State University emergency alert system. For safety reasons we need all persons located in _____________________ to safely and calmly evacuate the building or area. Please follow the instructions of emergency and law enforcement personnel on scene. Do not use your phone unless it is an emergency. This will allow you to receive additional emergency instructions. This is not a drill."

Location Specific Shelter in Place:

"This is an important emergency announcement from the Kennesaw State University emergency alert system. For safety reasons we need all persons located in __________________ to remain inside your building or area. Please do not go outside at this time. Please stay off your cell phone unless it is an emergency. This will allow you to receive additional emergency instructions. This is not a drill."

SMS Scripts

Tornado Warning:

KSU Alert Emergency Message. KSU is under a tornado warning Seek shelter indoors immediately. KSU Alert Emergency Message.

Tornado 'All Clear':

KSU Alert Emergency Message. The tornado warning for KSU has expired. KSU Alert Emergency Message.

Test Message:

KSU Alert Test Message. This is a test message from the KSU Alert System. KSU Alert Test Message.

Location Specific Evacuation:

KSU Alert Emergency Message. All persons located in _____________ need to safely and calmly evacuate the building.

Location Specific Shelter in Place:

KSU Alert Emergency Message. All persons located in ______________ need to remain inside the building. Do not go outside.

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