Griffon Alert

Text Messaging and E-mail

signup2The Griffon Alert Text Messaging and E-mail system is designed to enhance and improve communication so that all members of the Western campus community (students, staff and faculty only) can stay informed in the event of an emergency that affects all or part of the campus.

Western has contracted with e2Campus to provide the service, which will allow students, faculty and staff to be notified via text message in the event of an emergency. The message can also be sent to a designated e-mail address, PDA or pager.

The system will be used only for emergency contact purposes. Griffon Alert Text Messaging and E-mail will not be used to distribute advertising or other unsolicited content. Please note that subscribers to Griffon Alert Text Messaging and E-mail will pay no fees for the service, other than any regular fees associated with text messaging services.

The alerts can be delivered via the following methods:

  • Mobile Phone (as text messages)
  • RSS feed
  • PDA
  • E-mail
  • Text Pager
Signing up is quite simple! Here’s how:
  • Click on the “Click Here to Sign Up Today” photo above or on “Sign Up Now” below.
  • Enter your Western E-mail User Name (e.g. juser or jou9999) and password.
  • Fill out the “Create An Account” form and click “Create Account.”
  • Follow the directions on screen.
  • Be sure to have the mobile phone/PDA/pager you want to receive messages from when you sign up, as you will need it to enter a confirmation number.
  • Reminder: You are responsible for messaging charges by your service provider.

Emergency actions requested by Griffon Alert should be followed by all faculty, staff, students and visitors until an ALL CLEAR is issued. All components of the Griffon Alert System will be used to announce the ALL CLEAR for any major emergency.