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SUNY Emergency Alert

SUNY Optometry is participating in the SUNY Emergency Alert system.  The SUNY Emergency Alert system is derived from NY-ALERT, the New York State All-Hazards Alert and Notification web-based portal created and maintained by the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).

The SUNY Emergency Alert system will be used to provide information to our entire campus community in response to any event or situation on the campus which poses a serious safety concern. The SUNY Emergency Alert system is one of a number of alert mechanisms that will be used during such an emergency, but is the only alert system that sends alerts directly to you.

The SUNY Emergency Alert system will only be used to send information pertaining to events in the categories identified below or other life-threatening situations:

  • Bomb Threat: based on intelligence that indicates the threat is credible.
  • Civil Disturbance: arge group disrupting normal campus activities.
  • Fire: large-scale fire to building(s), wildfires, local community or industry that endangers campus.
  • Hazardous Material: dangerous material, chemical, biological, nuclear spreading from a contained area.
  • Major Road Closing/Incident: unanticipated event that would disrupt safe passage to and from campus.
  • Medical Emergency: pandemic or event with mass casualties.
  • Personal Safety: situations that include use of weapons, violence, perpetrator(s) at large, active shooter, hostage situation or missing persons.  Any situation, on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief Administrative Officer or designee, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat to person or property.
  • Suspicious Package: reasonable belief that a package may contain chemical, biological or nuclear substance that would cause harm to persons or property.
  • Utility Failure: a major disruption or damage to utilities including gas, electrical or water.
  • Weather: severe weather conditions to include flooding, snow/ice/cold, thunderstorm, wind, tornado or hurricane.

The SUNY Emergency Alert system is capable of sending emails, recorded voice messages and text messages to multiple addresses and phone numbers provided to the system. It is provided to you at no cost, only a single email address is required to participate, and it is completely voluntary.  However, all students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll in this system.

If you have questions, please contact the following individuals for answers:

Dapo Adurogbola
Assistant Chief, University Police
Phone: (212) 938-5578
Email: dadurog@sunyopt.edu

Robert Pellot
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (212) 938-5720