Communication Tools for Campus Safety

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to access two notification systems, Alertus and SUNY NY-Alert, to receive important communications during emergency situations and severe weather events affecting our community. 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.

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


SUNY NY-Alert allows Hudson Valley to send text messages, phone, email and/or fax 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 constitutes an emergency on a SUNY campus?

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