Gannon University Emergency Alert System

The Gannon University Emergency Alert System is a mass notification service issued by the university to alert the campus community of emergencies and other critical information using text messages, email, voice messaging, push notifications and more.

Emergency Alerts provide Gannon and community members with relevant and timely updates to make informed decisions and actions to ensure their safety and well-being during an emergency or other incidents.

Sign Up for Emergency Alert Notifications

All Gannon students and employees automatically receive Emergency Alerts via email and can personalize how they receive these alerts, including opting into additional methods of communication such as text and push notification. This service is provided by the university free-of-charge, and it is also available for nearby neighbors and community organizations.

Gannon uses the communication platform, Everbridge, to issue emergency alerts. You are be able to customize your preferences or register for alerts using Gannon’s Everbridge Portal or by downloading the Everbridge app.

Frequently Asked Questions

This service is provided by Gannon University free-of-charge to issue timely, critical updates to safety and well-being of our campus community. Alerts are issued via text, email, voice message and more.

Emergency Alerts are used to notify you about imminent threats to campus as well as informational notifications that affect campus or nearby locations, such as severe weather, flooding, criminal activity and more.

All Gannon students and employees are automatically enrolled to receive emergency notifications via email. By registering, you may provide additional communication preferences and customize how you like to receive information. All non-Gannon users are required to opt-in to receive notifications.

No. The information that you provide will be used only for Gannon’s emergency alert purposes. We will not give or sell your contact or location information to any vendor or other organization.

No. You will be automatically enrolled. We encourage you to ensure your contact information is up-to-date at using the emergency notification form on my.gannon.edu prior to this date. Gannon will automatically add new students, faculty and staff to the alert list on a nightly basis as they become active members of the campus community.

If you are not a current student or employee of the university, you must opt-in to receive Gannon emergency alerts. To opt-in, text one of the following affiliations to 888777:

  • GUALUM
  • GUNEIGHBORS
  • GUPARENTS
  • GUVISITORS
  • GUOTHER

You will then receive confirmation of your enrollment to receive alerts via text message and the option to sign up for emails as well.

No. The university believes the best way to prioritize and ensure the well-being and safety of all campus community members is through automatic enrollment. You may use Gannon’s Everbridge Portal or the EverBridge app to optimize your communication preferences and add or remove your phone number and other contact methods if you choose.

To opt out of receiving alerts text STOP to 888777. The list of registered emergency alert recipients will be refreshed on an annual basis every July and communicated prior to when it will occur. You will continue receiving alerts until that time and can choose to opt-in again or forego renewing your registration at that time.

Gannon will issue official emergency alerts in situations directly impacting the well-being and safety of campus community members. This may include situations such as, but not limited to:

  • Criminal activity
  • Severe weather
  • Campus closure or other changes to operations
  • Campus closure or other changes to operations
  • Other life safety incidents
  • Testing of the emergency alert system

Alerts may be issued via text message, phone and/or email.

No, but it is an option. Alerts will be sent via text message, phone and/or email. Additional communication preferences can be optimized within the Everbridge app, including push notifications.

Listen and/or read carefully. Follow the instructions, including replying Y (yes) to confirm receipt when prompted.

Alertus has been automatically removed for most users. It may still be found on some university Mac desktops. To remove Alertus on Macs if needed, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Alertus icon in the menu bar and select "Quit"
    Quit AlertUs
  2. Click "Quit Anyway"
    Quit AlertUs
  3. Open your "Applications" folder and move the "Alertus.app" to the Trash
    Delete Alertus

Visit Gannon’s Everbridge Portal or the Everbridge mobile app to update your information at any time.

You can opt-in for text messages and push notifications or change your preferences using the Everbridge Mobile App. Download and open the Everbridge Mobile App (Android or iOS). Then tap Allow so Everbridge can send you notifications (alerts, sounds, and icon badges that can be configured in Settings).

There are two ways to sign up for alerts using the Everbridge Mobile App:

  • Find an organization or subscription
  • Use the Map

To find an organization or subscription

  1. Tap Find an organization or subscription.
  2. Tap the Search field and enter at least three characters to find your employer, university, ZIP code, or place of residence.
  3. Tap the desired organization or subscription.
  4. If needed, fill in the Sign Up page, including reading the Terms of Use.
  5. Tap Done.

To use the Map

  1. Click Explore the Map.
  2. Click Allow to your location is shared for public alerts.
  3. Tap one of the following:
    • Allow while using app
    • Allow once
    • Don't allow
  4. Enter an address in the Search field.