Stay informed in an emergency: Sign up for PSUTXT

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By Heather Cass
Publications & Design Coordinator, Penn State Behrend

One of the first pieces of advice I received from colleagues when I started working in the Office of Marketing Communication at Penn State Behrend was: When dealing with students, get a cell phone number.  Smartphones are the preferred means of communication for today’s college students, especially if you want to spread news fast.

That’s why Penn State developed PSUTXT, a service designed to alert the University community when situations arise that affect the ability of a campus to function normally. Subscribers can receive alerts by text message to their cell phones, and also can elect to have alerts sent to an email address.

Why sign up? Three words for you, my Penn State Behrend friends: Winter is coming.

PSUTXT is the fastest way to receive communication about campus closure, delays, and, occasionally, information about major traffic problems on I-90 and I-79.

The service is used sparingly and only in the event of an emergency or situation that may affect your health or safety.

You can sign up here. Note that you can elect to receive alerts only from Penn State Behrend, if you wish.

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