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Subscribe to Safety Bulletins

All NIU email addresses are automatically enrolled in the university's emergency notification system. In order to receive text messages (when that method of delivery is appropriate), you need to provide your mobile phone number through MyNIU. You can also download the Everbridge ContactBridge app to receive Safety Bulletins on your mobile device. 


Download the ContactBridge App

Note - this option is only available to those with NIU login credentials.

Follow the steps below to download and login to the Everbridge Contact Bridge app for NIU emergency notifications

  1. Download Everbridge ContactBridge app from the Apple store or Google Play
  2. Open app and choose: Enable Single Sign-On
  3. Enter the following in the Single Sign-on Key Phrase: NIUHuskies16
  4. Press continue
  5. Use your NIU credentials to sign in
  6. Choose share my location and allow push notifications
  7. Press Done

Subscribe to Emergency Text Messages

Please note: Not all safety bulletins are sent via text message; depending on the circumstances, the notification can be distributed via a variety of appropriate channels.


Current Students

Students who provide their mobile phone number in MyNIU are automatically registered to receive Emergency Alert text messages (in addition to emails to their niu.edu email accounts). Follow these steps to add or change your phone number:

  1. Go MyNIU.niu.edu and enter your Novell ID and password.
  2. Under MyNIU Quick Links, click on MyNIU Student Center.
  3. Scroll down to Personal Information.
  4. Click on Phone Numbers
  5. Click on Add Phone Number
  6. Choose Mobile from the dropdown list and enter your 10-digit mobile phone number and click on Save.
  7. You will see a confirmation message. Click on OK.

Employees

Faculty & staff who provide their cell phone number to NIU via the HR self-service portal are automatically registered to receive Emergency Alert text messages (in addition to emails at their niu.edu email accounts). Follow these steps to add or change your phone number(s):

  1. Go MyNIU.niu.edu and enter your Novell ID and password.
  2. Under MyNIU Quick Links, click on Employee Self Service.
  3. In the Menu box, click on Self Service.
  4. Under Personal Information, click on Phone Numbers.
  5. Click on Add Phone Number.
  6. Choose Mobile from the dropdown list and enter your 10-digit mobile phone number and click on Save.
  7. You will see a confirmation message. Click on OK.

Parents, Spouses and Family Members

NIU students have the ability to register up to two additional contacts to receive Emergency Alerts. These contacts can be parents, spouses, family members or anyone else.

In the event of a situation that presents an imminent and verifiable danger to the campus community, notifications will be sent to the parents, spouses and others AFTER a message has been sent to all students and employees. The primary purpose of this service is to notify the people on campus as quickly as possible when an emergency occurs.

Please note: Timely Warnings and Community Bulletins are not sent to this group; only Emergency Alerts are.

Students, register two emergency contacts to receive emergency alerts using the following process:

  1. Go MyNIU.niu.edu and enter your Novell ID and password.
  2. Under MyNIU Quick Links, click on MyNIU Student Center.
  3. Scroll down to Personal Information.
  4. Click on the Emergency Contact link.
  5. Click on the Add an Emergency Contact button.
  6. Enter the name of the person who would like to receive safety bulletin text messages, and select the relationship for your contact person.
  7. Click on Add Phone Number.
  8. Choose Mobile from the dropdown list, enter the 10-digit mobile phone number and click on Save.
  9. You will see a confirmation message. Click on OK.
  10. Click on Add Email Address and choose Home from the dropdown menu. Type the email address and click on Save
  11. You will see a confirmation message. Click on OK
  12. Be sure to check the box next to the contact that states" Receive NIU Safety Bulletins"

You may repeat this process to register a second person.


Community Members & General Public

Members of the community and the general public can access NIU Safety Bulletins through the following channels: