Emergency Notification Service (ENS)

The University's Emergency Notification Service (ENS) provides University students and employees with critical information in the event of an emergency—using voice, text, and email channels. Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees, Pitt’s ENS will be activated without delay.

UPDATE: All Pitt students and employees are automatically enrolled to receive ENS alerts at their @pitt.edu email address. Beginning mid-January 2024, students on the Pittsburgh campus will be automatically registered to receive alerts via SMS message on their mobile devices using the phone number on record with the University.

About This Service

Key Features

  • Rapid notification: The service enables Police Department communications specialists, as directed by the Chief of Police, to quickly send emergency notifications to students, faculty, and staff via multiple channels, including email, text messaging, and social media, ensuring that critical information is communicated quickly and efficiently.
  • Mass communication: The service provides a mass communication solution, allowing Pitt to communicate with the entire community at once, reducing the potential for confusion and miscommunication.
  • Customizable messages: The service provides customizable message templates that enable the Police Department to quickly create and send relevant messages in the event of an emergency, saving time and resources.

Getting and Using This Service

How do I access this service?

How do I request this service?

Everyone at the University is subscribed to receive email alerts from ENS. You are strongly encouraged to subscribe to receive text and voice message alerts as well.

Who can use this service?

Students, Faculty, Staff

Support

Status

Status of Service Offering

How do I get help?

Submit a ticket by clicking the Request Help button on the upper right hand corner of this page.

 
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The University's Emergency Notification Service (ENS) provides University students and employees with critical information in the event of an emergency—using voice, text, and email channels. Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees, Pitt’s ENS will be activated without delay.

Details

Service ID: 49
Created
Tue 5/23/23 7:06 PM
Modified
Tue 1/30/24 8:16 AM