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OmnilertApr 26, 2007 10:38:33 AM2 min read

Universities Respond to Safety Concerns by Adopting Mass Notification

Many institutions had their alert system operational in the same day or next day.


Colleges and universities all across America raced to get mass messaging systems in place by adopting the Omnilert service. Many of these institutions had the system operational in the same day or by the next day. These schools will now be able to quickly communicate time-sensitive information to the cell phones of students, faculty and staff via Short Message Service (SMS) text messages. With cell phone use on campuses reaching 100% adoption, school officials will now be able to push urgent information right to a recipients pocket or purse. Nothing is faster and more effective at reaching students on the go than cell phone text alerts.


The following institutions have recently adopted the Omnilert mass text messaging system:

  • Bethune Cookman University
  • College of Staten Island
  • Delaware Valley College
  • Ferrum College
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • Iona College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Saint Gregorys University
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Skidmore College
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Colorado
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana, and others

How It Works
When using Omnilert centralized interface, a school official types a message, selects the groups to receive the message, and then presses a button to send it. Within seconds, the message is simultaneously sent to thousands of relevant people via the method each recipient chose to receive it, such as a mobile phone (SMS text message), personal or school email account, RSS feed, wireless PDA, personalized web pages from Google, My Yahoo and AOL, as well as campus digital signage and relevant school web pages using the automatic Bulletin Board feature.