Campus Emergency Notification Systems (CENS)

NDSU utilizes a number of redundant emergency notification systems that comprise NDSU CENS. These methods of communication include the NDSU-CAMPUS-ALERT@LISTSERV for official email notification to all current students, staff and faculty, communications sent through the state provided email notification system to registered cellphone and/or landline phones, and NDSU digital signage, and an emergency alert system for audio and video interruption of available on-campus analog cable television service.

NDSU CENS is dedicated to providing the federal Clery Act requirements for “TIMELY WARNINGS” and “IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATIONS.”  Monthly testing of the systems is conducted by the University Police Communications Call Center on the first Wednesday of each month at 2PM.

NDSU Policy 721 mandates that all NDUS employees (including all student employees, both undergraduate and graduate) must participate in the emergency notification system.  All students must also participate in the emergency notification system and are required to do so during registration or as otherwise provided under an institution’s emergency notification system policy or procedure.

Employees that need to update their emergency contact information can do so in NDSU Employee Self-Service.  Once logged in to ND HE Self Service click the Personal Information>Personal Details>Contact Details.  Once in the Contact Details section you will be able update and save changes to your personal contact number(s).  At least one phone number must be populated in either the home, personal cellular, or work cellular field.  All numbers populated in any of those 3 fields will be called in the CENS process.

Students, including student employees needing to update their emergency contact information can do so on Campus Connection.  Once logged on, click on profile and then choose the Emergency Notification Update link on the left side of the page and follow the prompts to update your information.  Only one contact number, whether home or cellular phone, is available for student entry.

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