Baker University has created a text message alert system for the Baker community to stay informed of potential emergencies and/or school closings due to inclement weather. It is called B-Alert Safety Notification System.
The text message emergency notification system will allow phone lines to remain open for first responders and 9-1-1 callers. The emergency personnel will know that the public is informed and can focus on the situation.
In order to make sure the system is working properly in the event of an emergency, the system will be tested once or twice a year. Besides the testing, you will only receive messages in the event of an emergency or school closing. You will not receive advertising or non-emergency messages.
Baker University will maintain your information with the utmost security. We will not sell your information and will only use it for emergency notification.
If an emergency situation should occur, text messages will be sent out with information of the situation and instructions to help protect you.
This system will only be activated if a situation occurs or is imminent that has the potential of placing the safety and security of the entire campus community at risk. This will not be used as an early warning system for potentially severe weather or for notification of campus events, but rather only in the event of a school closing due to weather or some other unforeseen event. It will only be used when public safety and campus officials have determined that the campus community must take immediate action to remain safe and secure.
There is no cost to sign up for the text message service, though. There may be costs involved with receiving text messages depending on the service plan you have with your wireless provider. Baker University is not responsible for any costs involved with your cellular service plan or cellular provider.
If you do not wish to enroll at this time, please be aware that should you change your mind and wish to take advantage of this service provided by Baker University, you may enroll at anytime in the future.