EIU has just implemented a new notification system called Alert EIU. As part of the implementation we have imported all faculty, staff and student email accounts into the system. This system does offer the functionality to send notifications to a personal email account as well as text up to two cell phone numbers.
An email will be sent to their EIU email account and will include a link to the Alert EIU system. Once they have clicked the link they will be asked to create an account. We recommend that all users use their EIU email address as their username.
Once they have created their account, they will have the option to add a personal email account as well as up to two cell phone numbers. The cell phone numbers will be used to send alerts via text message. We strongly recommend that all users enroll in the system so that they will receive emergency notifications.
We will continue to send enrollment emails to all users over the next month. Once a user has enrolled in the system they will no longer receive the notification emails.