Saints alert is Maryville University’s campus-wide notification system which allows students, faculty and staff to “opt in” so they can be notified via text message in the event of an emergency or campus closure. The message can also be sent to a designated e-mail address, PDA or pager.
The easiest way to sign up is by going to maryville.edu/publicsafety and clicking on the “Saints Alert” icon in the upper right corner.
But you may wonder why you should sign up.
Mark Decker, public safety says, “The alert system is mainly used for bad weather such as major snow/ice storms, lengthy power outages, and tornado warnings, but it could even be used to communicate a campus evacuation should the need arise”.
Dr. Lombardi has made it clear it is an emergency system only, so there really isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t sign up-it’s free and the only charge could be from your carrier’s text plan.
A lot of students think about signing up when the weather gets bad but as we found out in the spring during the lengthy power outage the system could be used at any time.
If you don’t have a phone, the system also sends out emails if designated to do so.
Any questions, call public safety at 314-529-9564.