Star Alert Emergency Notification System RegistrationIf zombies were about to swarm WSU, wouldn’t you want to know about it as soon as possible? In a situation like a zombie invasion where time is of the essence, a simple text or email alert to your phone might be the difference between being turned into one of the mindless, undead masses and escaping to freedom.
While zombies remain safely tucked away in the world of fiction, real-world emergencies can crop up any time. That’s why Winona State University implemented an emergency notification system, called Star Alert™, for students, faculty and staff.
What Is Star Alert?Star Alert is an emergency alert system that sends text messages and email alerts during emergencies that threaten life or safety or severely impact standard campus operations. The notifications, called Star Alerts, will only be used in emergency situations.
Who Can Register?All members of the WSU community are encouraged to register for this advantageous service. Star Alerts provide immediate emergency communication, and, as a wireless notification system, they provide critical information even if computers and telephones are compromised.
Notification DetailsNotifications are brief and clearly identified as Star Alerts. They will include information on the situation at-hand, what action to take and where to find additional information.
The WSU Star Alert program provides notification of emergencies that occur on the Winona campuses. A separate Star Alert program has been developed for the Rochester campus by University Center Rochester. Winona State Rochester faculty, staff and students also have the opportunity to register for the Rochester alert program.