Communication Tools for Campus Safety

Students and employees are encouraged to register for two notification systems, Alertus and SUNY NY-Alert, to receive important communications during emergency situations and severe weather events.

In addition to improving communications during unexpected events, both systems are used to share weather-related college-wide closures and class cancellations.

Alertus App

Alertus is a system that allows the college to share messages through select communications tools, including a mobile app.

To receive notifications, download the app Alertus + through the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store and follow the instructions below.

  • Organization Code: hvcc
  • Enter your email address and select "Register"
  • Open your email and select the link to confirm your account
  • Restart Alertus + mobile app and set up notifications


SUNY NY-Alert allows Hudson Valley to send text messages, phone and/or email alerts to those who sign up.

You will need to opt in to the system to receive the alerts. When you opt in, you can choose the format(s) for which you would like to receive messages.

Sign-up for SUNY NY-Alert by accessing "Personal Information" after you log in to WIReD. Those who have already signed-up for SUNY NY-Alert are encouraged to review their contact information to make sure it remains up-to-date.

What is an Emergency?

Any emergency where the health and/or human safety on campus is in question, constitutes an emergency. These include:

  • Bomb Threat
  • College-wide closure
  • Civil Disturbance
  • Major Fire
  • Hazardous Material Spills
  • Major Road Closing/Incident
  • Medical Emergency
  • Serious Personal Safety
  • Suspicious Packages
  • Utility Failure
  • Weather

Get in Touch

Department of Public Safety
Siek Campus Center, Suite 170

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.