Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Important Info About Emergency Text Alerts

All employees of Vol State have been deleted from the emergency texting service. We need you to sign-up again if you wish to receive emergency texts. Here’s why:

Vol State is changing its texting system to better help students stay in touch with important information.

We now have two separate texting systems.



The first is probably familiar to you, as we have been using it for several years. It is emergency text alerts for weather situations, campus closings, campus delays, traffic issues etc. We call it Vol State Text Alerts.

The change is that all registered students who have a cell phone on record with the college are now automatically signed-up for this system. However, students can opt-out of these texts at any time by simply texting STOP to any text we send.

Faculty and staff will not be automatically signed-up. And because of this change you will need to sign-up again. We have wiped the emergency text system clean. If you want to receive emergency texts please visit this sign-up page and sign-up again. We know this is an inconvenience, but the system changes require it. You can also receive emails for notification if you would like. It’s all in the sign-up system.

Be sure to mark the box that specifies “faculty/staff” when you sign-up. This will allow us to text faculty and staff separately from students. Also, please pick your campus in the check boxes. You can choose multiple campuses if you wish.



A New Texting System

All registered students are also now automatically signed-up for a new texting system called VS Student Texts.

This service will text students once or twice a week with important college information: when fees are due, when to check for financial aid notifications, when priority registration opens. Students are automatically signed-up for this system if they have a cell phone on record with the college. Students can opt out of these texts at any time by simply texting STOP to any text we send. Faculty and staff will not receive these texts.

If for some reason you wish to also sign up for the student informational text system or if you have questions or need help, please contact the Vol State PR office at pr@volstate.edu


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