Emergency Notification Testing

Emergency Notification Testing


ECSU Administration, University Police and Office of Emergency Management are committed to maintaining a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and guests. To insure that all necessary emergency notifications are received in a timely manner, ECSU has developed an Emergency Notification System. This system includes Blackboard Connect (e-mail, text messaging), ECSUALERT (campus wide email), and Audible Alert Tones (Sirens) followed by instructions. 

The Emergency Notification System requires testing to ensure that the mechanics of the systems are working properly and to maintain proficiency. To ensure this process, test dates have been established. The testing may include all phases of the Emergency Notification System.

Test dates will be publicized in advance, so the campus community and people living and working in neighborhoods surrounding the campus will be aware that the system is being tested on a particular date. 

The test dates for the 2017 - 2018 school year will be the third Wednesday of each month @ 3:00 p.m.

Test Dates:

  • July 19, 2017
  • August 26, 2017
  • September 20, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • December 20, 2017
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
  • July 18, 2018

All testing will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on scheduled date unless otherwise stated by University Police or Office of Emergency Management. Testing will consist of distribution message through Blackboard Connect (email to campus and registered email accounts, text to registered numbers), scrolling informational banner on ECSU Homepage and audible siren activation followed by voice test message.