Statement from President Destler: Condolences to Northern Illinois University and notice of RIT Alert test




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TO: RIT Community
FROM: Bill Destler, President
SUBJECT: Condolences to Northern Illinois University and notice of RIT Alert test

On behalf of Rochester Institute of Technology, I offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Northern Illinois University community and, in particular, to the family of the victims. We are deeply saddened by the horrific events of Feb. 14, and we grieve for the victims’ families and friends.

At RIT, we strive to ensure a safe and secure environment for all our students, faculty and staff. Later this week, as part of a pre-scheduled test, RIT will activate its emergency mass notification system, RIT Alert.

It is not too late to sign up for RIT Alert. To learn more, including instructions on how to update personal emergency contact information, go to http://finweb.rit.edu/buscont/massnotification.html. For more information, contact ritalert@rit.edu.

Again, our thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to the Northern Illinois University community.