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Emergency Notification System (UNG Alert)

How will I be notified of an emergency?

The University utilizes a variety of methods to notify the community of crimes and emergencies that occur on or near UNG campuses. The sections below provide more detail about each communication method.

Crime Alerts

Crime alerts are used to notify the campus community of any Clery Act crime that poses a serious or continuing threat to the campus community, except in situations where issuing the crime alert would compromise law enforcement efforts to address the crime.  These warnings are sent as soon as the information is available to enable people to protect themselves and/or their property.

All available information, both public and confidential, will be taken into consideration when determining if a serious or continuing threat exists. Those considerations include, but are not limited to, the relationship between victims and perpetrators, whether an arrest has been made that mitigates the threat and the amount of time that has passed between the commission of the crime and University Police being notified of the crime. Although each case will be evaluated on an individual basis.

The University may not necessarily issue crime alert for every Clery Act criminal incident that is reported since that specific incident may not pose a continuing threat to the community.

Informational Emails

Informational emails may be sent to make the university community aware of situations that do not merit a Crime Alert but would otherwise be of interest to the university community.  Examples of situations that may result in the distribution of an informational email are when a crime or incident occurs outside of UNG’s Clery geography or when an incident occurs that is not a Clery qualifying crime but is nevertheless a safety concern.

UNG Alert

UNG Alert is a messaging system that will deliver text messages, voice calls, emails, and desktop computer alerts directly to your cell phone (if registered), or desktop computer.

The university will immediately notify the campus community via UNG Alert if there is:

  • a significant emergency
  • dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to anyone one any campus
  • severe weather
  • any other situation in which the university believes your wellbeing may be in danger and some type of action is required of you

Students, faculty, and staff must manually register their cell phone number(s) in the UNG Alert system within Banner to receive text message alerts and phone calls.  Users that utilize the LiveSafe app will receive alerts through the app as well.

The system is not used for routine communications.

Website Notifications

University Relations will update UNG websites with emergency information and updates as they become available.  Updates will be available on the following websites:

Outdoor Weather Sirens
  • Blue Ridge Campus: Fannin County does not utilize outdoor weather sirens.
  • Cumming Campus: Forsyth County has emergency sirens located throughout the county to notify people who are outdoors that severe weather is in the area.
  • Dahlonega Campus: Lumpkin County has emergency sirens located throughout the county notify people who are outdoors that severe weather is in the area. 
  • Gainesville Campus: Hall County has emergency sirens located throughout the county to notify people who are outdoors that severe weather is in the area.
  • Oconee Campus: Oconee County does not utilize an outdoor weather siren system

Outdoor weather sirens are owned and controlled by the respective counties each campus is located within. These systems are activated by each county based upon their local protocols. More information about these systems should be directed to the county government.

LiveSafe Phone App

Why choose LiveSafe?

  • Emergency “push button” calls to either UNG Police or 9-1-1 for emergency response.
  • Users can also message UNG Police in the app.
  • Anonymous messaging for reporting suspicious activity, crimes in progress, or any safety concerns.
  • Location services for friends or family to monitor your progress to a destination.

Download the UNG Mobile App to use LiveSafe today.

Is your information current?

Find out by logging into Banner, select Personal Information then choose "Emergency Alert System"

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