Classroom Alerts Policy

Effective August 26, 2008, all faculty or staff must:

  1. Keep their cell phones on while in class, or;
  2. If they don't have a cell phone, designate a student to keep his/her cell phone active.

These phones must be registered with the University text messaging system to receive emergency alerts. Phones can be on vibrate in class as long as they can receive a text message. If you have not done so already, you can register at MyBU.

This policy is being instituted so that every classroom in every building will have access to the University text messaging system whenever a class is in session. The emergency text messaging system will be used when there is a danger to the campus or to test the system.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact your Dean.