Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

Greyhound Alerts (Text Message Alerts)

Loyola University Maryland uses Greyhound Alerts messages to notify students, faculty, staff and administrators of emergencies and other significant operational disruptions. The Department of Public Safety activates and oversees the Greyhound Alerts system which includes a variety of communication methods. Alert capabilities are available all day, every day. The goal of Greyhound Alerts is to provide members of the Loyola community with relevant, timely information so they can make decisions and take actions that will ensure their health and safety during an incident.

Greyhound Alerts are sent using one or more of the following communication channels:

Greyhound Alert Communication Channels

Text Messages

Greyhound Alerts text messages are sent to all text-message-capable phones registered in Everbridge, the communications platform Loyola uses to quickly send short emergency notifications. All undergraduate students are automatically registered in Everbridge and is strongly recommended for all other members of the campus community.

Watch a video about the Everbridge system and click the picture below to visit your profile where you can customize your contact preferences.

In some cases, you might be propted to confirm receipt of a message by replying YES. There is also a polling option to respond by number (ex. 1 Safe, 2 Not Safe). 

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Voice Messages

Greyhound Alerts voice messages can be sent to all registered phones. This is an optional method and can be added within the Everbridge portal.

Email Messages

Greyhound Alerts email messages are sent to all active students, faculty, staff, and administrators with a Loyola University Maryland email address. This delivery method is automatic and cannot be removed. There is an optional method of sending email messages to personal accounts and accounts of family members; these accounts can be added within the Everbridge portal. 

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Desktop and Digital Signage Messages

Greyhound Alerts can be sent to all university computers connected to the Loyola network. This includes office computers, classroom and meeting space projection, laptops, and digital signage in public spaces. Students and employees can add the software on their personal laptops by contacting the Office of Technology Services help desk at x5555.

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Mobile App Messages

Greyhound Alerts can be sent to the Contact Bridge mobile app. This app, once downloaded to a mobile device, allows registered users to receive Greyhound Alerts through the app in addition to text, email and voice messages withough downloading this app. Greyhound Alerts can be shared easily from this app by clicking the Share link at the top right. Download Contact Bridge by searching 'contact bridge' in the App Store or Google Play. 

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Siren Messages

Greyhound Alerts can be sent to anexterior siren system on the Evergreen campus that uses speakers on the rooftops of the Andrew White Student Center, Campion Towers, and Fitness & Aquatic Center. These locations were selected to deliver the audible message across the entire Evergreen campus without adversely affecting the neighborhood.

Emergency Information Website

During prolonged emergencies, Greyhound Alerts will be posted on Loyola's emergency information website

Additional Information

Loyola has several on-going emergency preparedness projects. Visit the emergency preparedness website for more information.

Questions

If you have questions or concerns about anything related to Greyhound Alerts and emergency communications, please contact Jocelyn Kelley at x2239.