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Michigan State University is committed to the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We have partnered with Blackboard Connect-Ed to provide time-sensitive notifications to our community. Through their exclusive partnerships with telephone and wireless service providers, we will be able to call you, e-mail, and send text messages, quickly and easily.

Background

The Blackboard Connect-Ed system allows authorized personnel to send you a recorded voice message, e-mail, and a text message simultaneously from a remote site. The system is located off campus to maintain availability in the case of power outages and there are redundant systems throughout the United States available for MSU to use in case of an emergency.

Within moments of an event requiring mass notification, we will be able to call you and provide details of the situation. At the same time, we will send you an e-mail to your MSU mail account. If you provide us with your cell phone number, we'll even send you a text message. You can also add other phone numbers for us to call so your parents or guardians can get the message as well as add an e-mail account other than your MSU mail account.

Your Data

We have already included your MSU information in the Blackboard Connect-Ed database. If you would like to receive SMS text messages on your cell phone, you can register your phone information by logging in to our system and adding your number. If you would like to add additional phone numbers to receive a voice call or an e-mail address in addition to your MSU mail account, you can do that via our system too.

Click the LOGIN link to sign in using your MSU Net ID.

Privacy

Michigan State University maintains student education records and is responsible for their access to and release in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (“FERPA”). It is the policy of the University to comply with FERPA. Telephone numbers, including cell phones, and e-mail address information, maintained within the Blackboard Connect-Ed system, are considered Directory Information. No other personally identifiable information, confidential, or educational records are transferred to the Blackboard Connect-Ed system.

Blackboard Connect-Ed has a commitment to your privacy too. Blackboard Connect-Ed does not sell, trade, or rent client data to others. http://www.blackboardconnect.com/about/privacy.asp

Alerts

Alerts will also be posted to the MSU Police Twitter feed and the MSU Police Facebook page.

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