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The University Magazine

RIT expands campus emergency notification

RIT has launched a new alert system that significantly expands the ability to send critical news and information to students, faculty and staff during campus emergencies.

The system uses technology provided by 3n (National Notification Network), the leading global mass notification system provider.

“RIT chose 3n based on the reliability of the technology and the system’s broad range of features, including real-time reporting capabilities,” says Jonathan Maurer, RIT’s Director of Business Operations and Risk Management Services. “3n’s solution leads the industry and will enable RIT to quickly and efficiently communicate with students, faculty and staff in any emergency using a variety of communication methods, including text messaging, instant messaging, e-mail and voice calls to cell phones and dorm phones. The 3n mass notification system will be instrumental in our ability to manage any crisis situation or non-standard condition across the campus.”

RIT also uses other communication tools to reach the university community, including the RIT homepage (www.rit.edu), University News Web site (www.rit.edu/news), broadcast e-mail alerts, broadcast voice-mail messages, a recorded emergency hotline 585-475-7075 (voice) or 585-475-7076 (TTY), and the campus radio station.

To find out more, visit emergency.rit.edu.

Bob Finnerty ’07