SU Alert Emergency Message System in Operation

Shippensburg University has an emergency alert system for use in the event of a crisis or emergency that poses an immediate and life-threatening danger to the campus community. All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to register for the system so they will be alerted when appropriate.

Alerts will be sent to registered text devices, registered email addresses and campus workstations. If an alert is sent, it is vital that you follow instructions in the message. The message length is limited but will provide needed information.

The system has multiple components, including a text alert system, e-mail notification, posting of information to the university's website, posting of alerts to computers with the Alertus software and that are connected to the university’s network, posting of information to selected televisions on campus, and posting of information to the university’s Facebook page and Twitter account. The university also has an outdoor public address system to provide alerts and intercom systems in various buildings.

To register, please go to SU Alert Emergency Text Messaging and follow the instructions.

For text devices and e-mail, login with your Ship email address and password. You may then enter up to three mobile phone numbers and two e-mail addresses. Your Ship e-mail address is automatically registered. You will also need to whitelist in the personal e-mail accounts you have registered in this system to allow the message to be received.

For your personal computer, install the Alertus Emergency Notification program to receive alerts on your Windows or Macintosh computer. University-owned computers are already configured with this software.

Please follow us on Twitter at @shippensburgU and on Facebook at to be aware of alerts.

For registration assistance, please contact the Ship Help Desk at or 477-4357.

Individuals with questions or suggestions for ways to communicate with the campus may contact Dr. Peter M. Gigliotti, executive director for university communications and marketing, via e-mail at or by calling 477-1202.

Emergency Text Messaging Frequently Asked Questions


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NOTE: Text messaging alerts are opt-in and require you to sign up in order to receive them. Be prepared.  Register now for SU Alert.

Contact Information

Office of University Communications and Marketing
Dr. Peter M. Gigliotti, Executive Director
(717) 477-1202

Department of Public Safety
Cytha D. Grissom, Director
Reed Operations Center
(717) 477-1444