What is NJCU Alert Us?
A method to effectively communicate emergency information to a large number of people at virtually the same time.
What NJCU Alert Us is not?
Who is responsible for declaring an emergency and sending out a NJCU Alert Us notification?
The Department of Public Safety usually will initiate emergency notifications, although the Office of the President and the Office of Student Affairs will have the authority and ability to issue a NJCU Alert Us notification as well.
If you have an emergency, or encounter an emergency situation on campus, you should immediately call Public Safety (extension 55 on campus or 201-200-3128 from a cell phone) or click here for more information .
What will I receive?
As a subscriber to this service, you'll receive an emergency alert any time the University closes unexpectedly, classes are delayed, or during any other emergency conditions that relate to your individual safety or the safety of the campus community. The alert system is used exclusively for emergency information and will not be used for any other form of communication.
What action should I take if I do receive a NJCU Alert Us notification?
How do I utilize the system if I'm visually-or hearing-impaired?
Under what conditions would I not receive these messages?
What contact information is used for NJCU Alert Us?
Contact information used for NJCU Alert Us is taken directly from information provided by students, staff and faculty within GothicNet. It is the responsibility of faculty, staff and students to make sure this information is accurate and up to date in order to receive emergency notifications.
Can anyone else in the University use my information?
Contact information collected for NJCU Alert Us is for use in the ENS only. The University will not use this Information for any other purpose than emergency notification.
How much does the NJCU Alert Us service cost?
NJCU Alert Us is provided free of charge to active NJCU staff, faculty and students. There is no cost associated with participation in the service. However, participants are responsible for charges made by service providers related to text messages and mobile phone calls - actual and test messages.
Will the University by testing the system?
NJCU Alert Us will be tested at least once per Spring and Fall semester. Additional testing may be conducted as part of drills and exercises, or as necessary.
What other means will be used by NJCU to communicate emergency information?
Other communication mediums that will be used at the University:
What should I do if I use my cell phone as my home phone (i.e., I don't have a landline at home)?
You can input your cell phone number in both the home phone field and the cellphone field on your GothicNet form.
Other members of the University community received emergency (or test) NJCU Alert Us messages, but I did not. What should I do?
What phone number will I receive on my caller ID once I receive a NJCU Alert Us notification? I want to program it into my phone.
The calls will come from 201-200-3128. We recommend that you program a unique and audible ring tone for calls coming from that number.
How are duplicate phone numbers handled?
If I switch cell phone service providers, do I have to notify NJCU that I have changed providers, even though my cell phone number remains the same?
Yes. You must log into the GothicNet form and update your cell phone service provider.
Who do I contact with additional questions?
You may visit the NJCU Alert Us website or contact the Public Safety Department at 201-200-3128.