The University has a number of ways to communicate to the campus community during an emergency situation and it's important that you take an active role in staying informed.
How can I seek information?
- Can we get your number? Staying informed starts with keeping your emergency contact information updated so the Emergency Management Team (EMT) can contact you in the event of an emergency. You will receive information from the University’s emergency communications system, which sends out notifications through landline phone, cell phone, text messages, email, and message boards is utilized to inform you about campus-wide emergencies, natural disasters and closings for inclement weather. Students, faculty and staff can easily update this information at the Campus Alert System website.
- In the event of an emergency, alerts will also be posted on the University's home page. This will continue to be updated each time a message is sent to the campus community. In the event the University's website is down, the University Facebook page and SDState Emergency Management Twitter page will serve as the back-up pages for emergency information. This is available to all members of the community.