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EAGLE ALERT Emergency Messaging System

Georgia Southern University uses an emergency message alert notification system, called EAGLE ALERT, to contact members of the institution in the event of an emergency.

As a reminder, EAGLE ALERT is designed to complement other warning systems and is not intended to be the only method you use for information in the event of an emergency.

National Weather Service Tornado Warnings have been linked into the EAGLE ALERT system for each campus location that is within the warning area. Other severe weather alerts may be communicated through EAGLE ALERT when there is a high risk to life safety.

Getting the word out – quickly and efficiently

The goal of the EAGLE ALERT system is to be able to communicate vital information to the University community as quickly and efficiently as possible during a crisis. The EAGLE ALERT system is just one of the ways that the University communicates in a crisis. EAGLE ALERT is not intended to be the only method to reach the University community.

When an EAGLE ALERT is issued, several communications systems may be utilized, including:

  1. University email
  2. Phone calls
  3. Text messages (text messages are sent from these short codes: 226787, 67283, 78015, 81437 or 22911).  Save these numbers in your mobile device contacts as  EAGLE ALERT.
  4. Desktop notifications
  5. Georgia Southern University website
  6. MyGeorgiaSouthern website
  7. University social media accounts
  8. Digital signage on each campus

Students and employees are also encouraged to check other public notification systems including television, radio, weather alerts and Internet as needed.


Update Your Information

Faculty and Staff
To review and/or make changes to your contact information for emergency notifications, please follow these steps:

  • Log in to OneUSG Connect
  • Select “Employee Self Service” from the drop down menu at the top of the page
  • Click on the “Personal Details” tile
  • Select the “Contact Details” tab to the left of the screen
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to update contact details as necessary

Students
To review and/or change your Eagle Alert contact information on the myGeorgiaSouthern portal, please follow these steps:

  • Log in to my.GeorgiaSouthern.edu
  • Click on “Emergency Messaging Options” under the “Personal Settings” channel
  • Review your information
  • Make updates as needed. Please note: Students must provide a cell phone number.

Campus Opt-Out for Emergency Notifications

Faculty, staff and students have the option to opt out of receiving alerts for up to two of the University’s campuses. Each faculty and staff member, as well as students, will have a primary campus identified in the system and may not opt out of receiving alerts for their primary campus. All faculty, staff and students will automatically receive alerts for the Statesboro Campus, the Armstrong Campus and the Liberty Campus unless preferences are changed on my.GeorgiaSouthern.edu. Faculty and staff who work on, or students who participate in classes or activities on, more than one of the University’s campuses are encouraged to receive alerts for each campus.

Faculty and Staff
To select the campuses for which you wish to receive emergency notifications, please follow these steps:

  • Log in to my.GeorgiaSouthern.edu
  • In the “Other Links” channel, click “Update Eagle Alert Contact Info”
  • Under “Which alerts do you want to receive?” on the right of the screen, uncheck the campuses for which you do not wish to receive emergency alerts. Please note: You will be unable to uncheck your primary campus.

Students
To select the campuses for which you wish to receive emergency notifications, please follow these steps:

  • Log in to my.GeorgiaSouthern.edu
  • Click on “Emergency Messaging Options” under the “Personal Settings” channel
  • Under “Which alerts do you want to receive?” on the right of the screen, uncheck the campuses for which you do not wish to receive emergency alerts. Please note: You will be unable to uncheck your primary campus.

If you experience difficulty updating your information on my.GeorgiaSouthern.edu or in One USG Connect, please contact myTechSupport at 912-478-2287 or helpdesk@georgiasouthern.edu.


Reporting Problems with Notifications

If you are not affiliated with Georgia Southern University and are receiving unwanted Eagle Alert notifications, please complete the Report Wrong Number form to have your contact information removed from our system.

If you are a University student, faculty or staff member and are not receiving Eagle Alert notifications, please double-check your contact information in MyGeorgiaSouthern. If it is entered correctly in MyGS, click here to submit your phone number for confirmation.