Sign up for Belmont Alerts
For the most significant and urgent threats, Belmont uses an emergency alert system to quickly notify our entire community through emails, text messages and/or voice calls. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for this system to receive important news updates quickly in the event of an emergency.
To sign up or update your information, follow these simple steps:
- Sign into your MyBelmont account and select "Belmont Alerts Sign Up" from the "Security and Safety" tab in the top middle of the page.
- Your Belmont email address is automatically opted in to all emergency alerts. You may add additional contact information including phone numbers to receive notification via text message/voice calls, including phone numbers (and email addresses) of other family members.
Belmont Alert FAQs
Belmont Alerts is a mass notification system, powered by Everbridge, comprised of e-mail and text messaging that is designed to send emergency messages to thousands of individuals in minutes. Everyone who has a Belmont University e-mail address (@belmont.edu or @bruins.belmont.edu) will automatically receive emergency alerts to their campus e-mail address. In order to also receive text alerts, members of the campus community will be asked to provide phone contact information. While participation in the text messaging notification is optional, enrollment is strongly encouraged. You will only be contacted through the system for communications related to campus emergencies, closures or delays.
Members of the Belmont community should provide a primary cell phone number for receipt of text messages—students and employees can also include the email addresses and/or cell phone numbers for family members on their account.
Because students, faculty and staff are constantly on the move, this system provides the flexibility for you to receive emergency messages on multiple devices as quickly as possible. Belmont Alerts will be used to distribute important information regarding campus closures and emergencies that dictate immediate action.
All current Belmont University students, faculty and staff are automatically signed up for email alerts at their official Belmont-associated email address. To sign up for text alerts, please log into MyBelmont and select Belmont Alerts from the Security and Safety tab to add your cell phone number. Students, faculty and staff may also add the cell phone numbers and/or email addresses of family members on their account to receive Belmont Alerts.
If you do not sign up with Belmont Alerts or keep your phone information updated, you will not receive text messages in the event of an emergency or campus closure. You will, however, still receive emergency messages via your official campus e-mail address. Belmont University strongly recommends that you provide your cell phone for Belmont Alerts to ensure that you receive important messages in a timely manner.
The Belmont Alerts system is primarily designed to inform the campus community in the event of an emergency, and we use our secure campus intranet, MyBelmont, as the means to identify campus community members. However, students, faculty and staff can add multiple contact points for Belmont emergency notifications. To be included on Belmont Alerts, ask your student or spouse to add your phone and/or email information to their account for notifications.
Employees who do not have access to MyBelmont to sign up for the system should contact the Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students, faculty and staff are automatically signed up to receive Belmont Alerts via email in the event of an emergency or campus closure. Individual students, faculty and staff are responsible for updating and maintaining their emergency notification phone numbers in the Belmont Alerts system to receive text alerts. Encourage your student to check and/or update their information by logging onto MyBelmont and selecting the Belmont Alerts link from the Campus Security and Safety folder.
The system will only be used to distribute information regarding emergencies that dictate immediate action. Examples of alerts include severe weather, building evacuations, dangers requiring lock-down or shelter-in-place, or other emergencies requiring immediate action. Following a warning, the alert system may be used to provide additional messages of importance. The Belmont Alerts notification system may also be tested on a routine basis to ensure that we are able to effectively reach all participants in the event of an emergency.
Belmont Alerts is a hosted and managed system. You will not need special hardware or software to receive messages. It is a multi-modal service that can disseminate emergency messages through:
· E-mail: An alert message will be sent to your official campus e-mail address. You can also specify a secondary e-mail address for receiving these alerts.
· SMS text messages: Faculty, staff and students may choose to register a cell phone number for receiving SMS text messages through Belmont Alerts.
NOTE: You will receive emergency alerts to all phone numbers and e-mail addresses registered with Belmont Alerts.
You can opt not to receive text alerts; however, you cannot opt out from receiving an alert on your official campus email address.
You can log into Belmont Alerts at any time through the link in MyBelmont (Security and Safety tab) to update your contact information. Whenever your phone number or alternate e-mail address change, it is very important that you update this information with Belmont Alerts to ensure you continue to receive alerts through the system.
Students or employees who graduate or leave the University will be automatically removed from the system and will need to sign up again should they return to campus.
If you do not have a text messaging contract as part of your cellular service, there may be a small charge for any text messages that you receive. You should check with your cell phone carrier to determine what these costs may be. There are no fees assessed for students, faculty and staff to access to the system.
Information about existing emergency procedures and emergency preparedness can be found in the Campus Emergency Plan—a link to that plan is located in the Security and Safety tab on MyBelmont.