Emergency Alerts

Sign Up to Receive Lafayette College Emergency Alerts

Your mobile phone/device must be able to receive text messages, and your service plan must support receiving them. If you are unsure, please check with your service provider. You must have your mobile phone/device present during sign-up. The process will require you to enter a 4-digit verification code that is sent to your phone.

Faculty, Staff, and Students:

  • Log in here using your network ID and password to create an account.
  • Under “Optional Groups,” check one box to identify yourself as a student, faculty, or staff member.
  • Under “Opt-out By,” if you are a student, select the date closest to your graduation date.
  • Your phone will receive a text message with a 4-digit number. Enter this number on the confirmation page. After completing this step, your registration will become active immediately.
  • Already signed up? Click here to log into your account.  You may log into your account to add an additional cell phone number or an email address or change service providers to receive text messages.

Parents:

  • Click here to create an account.
  • Choose a username and password and complete the sign-up form.
  • Under “Optional Groups,” check one box to identify yourself as a parent.
  • Select the “Opt-out By” of your choice.
  • Your phone will receive a text message with a 4-digit number. Enter this number on the confirmation page. After completing this step, your registration will become active immediately.
  • Already signed up? Click here to log into your account.  You may log into your account to add an additional cell phone number or an email address or change service providers to receive text messages.

Contract Staff:

  • Click here to create an account.
  • Choose a username and password and complete the sign-up form.
  • Under “Optional Groups,” check one box to identify yourself as contract staff.
  • Select the “Opt-out By” of your choice.
  • Your phone will receive a text message with a 4-digit number. Enter this number on the confirmation page. After completing this step, your registration will become active immediately.
  • Already signed up? Click here to log into your account.  You may log into your account to add an additional cell phone number or an email address or change service providers to receive text messages.

Alert System

The College has an outdoor alert system that will allow a siren to be sounded and voice messages (both live and prerecorded) to be broadcast in the event of an emergency on or near campus. The outdoor alert system augments the Lafayette e2Campus Emergency Alert Service, which enables students, faculty, and staff who have signed up for the service to receive text alerts on their cell phones and by email in an emergency situation.

The outdoor alert system is a significant addition to our existing methods for communicating with the campus in situations that impact public safety and is part of an ongoing process to ensure a safe and healthy campus environment at Lafayette. The outdoor alert system and e2Campus Emergency Alert Service are components in a comprehensive incident action plan. This plan is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis and includes protocols for insuring the safety of the campus community in the event of emergencies of all kinds.

As a reminder, the Lafayette e2Campus Emergency Alert Service permits College administrators to send a brief alert via text message and email to all students, faculty, and staff who have signed up for the service. All students, faculty, and staff are urged to sign up.

The outdoor alert system will be used to notify the campus community that an emergency exists and that people can and should check for e2Campus text and email messages containing more information about the situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

(For additional FAQ, click the “Support” tab on the Lafayette e2Campus Emergency Alert Service sign-up page.)

Who can get Lafayette e2Campus emergency alerts?

The Lafayette e2Campus Emergency Alert Service is a new notification system that enables Lafayette students, faculty, parents, and staff to receive alerts on their cell phones in the event of an emergency on or close to campus.

How many Lafayette e2Campus emergency alterts will I receive?

Use of the system is reserved for crisis situations that involve imminent danger or events that impact a significant portion of the campus population. When the system is used, the same alert(s) will be sent simultaneously to all students, faculty, and staff who have signed up. These situations should be very infrequent. You will receive messages within seconds of their transmission. If your cell phone is turned off when a text message is sent, you will receive it after you turn your cell phone on, but only if you do so within seven days of the original transmission.

What will a Lafayette e2Campus emergency alert tell me?

A short text message will describe the situation and indicate suggested action. Because the messages must be brief, you will be directed to go to the College’s website (www.lafayette.edu), where details will be available.

What do I need to get Lafayette e2Campus emergency alerts and how much does it cost?

All you need is a cell phone with text-messaging capabilities. There is no charge to users for signing up. Individual cell phone plans will apply normal charges for text messages.

Will my cell phone number be kept confidential?

Yes. Cell phone numbers gathered in the process are not shared or sold to any other systems or services.

What if I do not have a cell phone?

You can sign up to receive email emergency alerts.

What if I am not able to register?

For registration assistance, email your mobile phone number and the name of your provider to support@e2Campus.com. Indicate you want to register for the Lafayette e2Campus Emergency Alert Service.

What if I do not recieve/enter the 4-digit validation code?

If you do not enter the 4-digit validation code, an account is created but you will not receive alerts. To receive alerts, you must login and revalidate your phone. If you do not receive the code, please contact support (see previous question).

Can I opt out of Lafayette e2Campus emergency alerts?

You can opt out (discontinue) at any time just as quickly and easily as you signed up. Login to your Lafayette e2Campus Emergency Alerts account for detailed instructions.