Crime Information and Alerts
Emergency Notifications – Eagle Alert
Emergency notifications are sent whenever there is an immediate threat to the safety and security of the campus community. The notifications are distributed through the Eagle Alert mass notification system. The Eagle Alert system is designed to send messages to thousands of individuals quickly through voice, text, email, and other University digital systems. In the event of an emergency you will receive an alert advising you of the situation and recommended protective actions to take. Additional information may be provided following the first message. In addition, the alert message will be available and updated on the Eagle Alert Phone System at 912-681-5588.
Eagle Alerts are sent only when the crime and/or threat is located within the boundaries indicated on the following maps.
Note: While Georgia Southern University’s Eagle Alert system is free of charge, your cell phone provider may charge a fee for delivery of text messages based on your current calling plan. This service is required and will be used only for potential, developing or existing emergencies.
Timely Warnings are issued when information regarding a hazardous condition or pattern of crimes is made available to the University, and it is believed that the hazard poses a continued risk to the campus community. Timely warnings are issued through University email and website postings. The intent of the timely warning is to inform the community of the situation and enable the community to take personal protective actions to prevent continued or recurring incidents from happening. Timely warnings will include information about the hazard or crime and the preventative measures that can be taken.
University Safety Notifications
University Safety Notifications are issued to inform the community of a safety issue off campus or in the community that may affect their wellbeing. These are sent by email to students, faculty and staff. Examples might include a search for suspicious persons, safety tips, or addressing widespread rumors of suspicious activities.
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act – You can read the full text through the Federal Register at Clery Act.
Last updated: 8/14/2018