Georgia Tech announces new emergency notification system
| 08.20.2007 | 07:35:06 | Views: 2978 | ID:
August 20 '07: Georgia Tech has a new emergency notification system portal which will send out time-sensitve messaging through email, voice, and SMS, a press release on the school's website announced. The system is open to anyone who has access to the school's PASSPORT portal.
Those who opt to join in can enter their personal contact information into the system and then customize the type of message they would want to receive. All students, faulty and staff with valid Georgia Tech ID's are able to sign up for the service, however "messages will primarily focus on possible threats at the main campus location," in Atlanta.The system is a cooperative involving Georgia Tech's Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Georgia Tech Police Department's Emergency Preparedness Office, and the Office of Information Technology Institute Communications and Public Affairs.
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