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Texting & Emergency Alerts

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What is it?

One important aspect of security - communication - is regarded as a critical factor when it comes to providing a safe campus environment. In short, in the event of an emergency, people want to know what is going on and what appropriate action should be taken.

Do I have to sign up?

Signing up for the Emergency Alerts service is not required, but is highly recommended. Your information is not shared with anyone else and is used only to provide you with timely notification of emergencies. Westminster College will continue to use traditional mass communication, such as email, to alert you to possible events as well.

Can someone else sign me up for the service?

No. You must sign up on your own. TextCaster uses what is called a "double opt in" process that prevents someone else from signing up for the service on your behalf. When you visit TextCaster's sign up page, you must provide your cell carrier and your cell phone number, along with some other information, such as your name. Once you submit your information, TextCaster sends you a single text message with an authorization code that you must provide on the second page of the sign up process. The ensures that you have provided the correct cell phone number on the sign up page and that you are, in fact, the person requesting the service.

How do I sign up?

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