What is it?
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to opt in with their personal contact information to BroncoAlert, the emergency notification system at Boise State. The phone and text-based system allows the university to notify students, faculty and staff when an emergency is taking place on or near campus. The system will only be used in critical situations, including weather emergencies, with potential to affect health or safety.
How does it work?
Participating is voluntary, but you are strongly urged to provide any or all of the following personal contact information, as it may prove to be the most direct way to reach you during a campus emergency:
- Personal cell phones
- Text messaging
- Personal e-mail
- Home telephone
Registering is simple on myBoiseState
- Go to myBoiseState
- Log in with your Username and Password
- Click Opt in Emergency Alert on main menu
- Add your contact information
- Click Next, review the terms and conditions, and then click Save
For faculty and staff, when the university initiates an emergency message, we will automatically call your office phone with a voice message, call your cell phone if it is reimbursed by the university, and send an e-mail message to your university e-mail account.
For students, you will automatically receive an e-mail in your BroncoMail powered by Google account.
Why should I opt-in?
During an emergency, this will be the most effective way for you to get up to the minute information on where to go, where not to go, or what do to.
The system will not be used to distribute advertising or other unsolicited content. In the event of an active, major campus emergency, all Boise State personnel should also check their e-mail accounts, the university website, and local media reports for other critical updates.
Enrollment is free, however, you may be charged a message fee by your service provider if you have a phone plan that does not cover text messaging; consult your carrier to confirm.
The emergency notification system is administered by members of Boise State’s Emergency Response Team. To provide this service, the university has contracted with Send Word Now, a mass notification provider working with universities nationwide to support emergency communications plans.
For assistance with this application, please contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-HELP (4357) or email@example.com.