NY-Alert Mass Notification System

NY-Alert is a mass notification system used for messaging during campus emergencies. NY-Alert provides subscribers with an email, telephone call, fax, or cell phone text message to let the subscriber know that an emergency condition exists on campus.

All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to voluntarily submit their preferred method of contact to the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) , which will in turn set up a transmission database for those who have subscribed.

NY-Alert is completely voluntary, but it is strongly recommended to sign up for NY-Alert so messaging can reach you when necessary.

There is no cost to you for using NY-Alert.

For currently enrolled students, faculty, staff and administrators:

  1. Go to the “SIRS” link on the MVCC home page and sign in.
  2. Once signed in, click on "Emergency Alert Contact Information (NY-Alert)"
  3. Choose the options that best suit your needs: you can sign up to receive alert messages on email, telephone, fax, and SMS text messaging. 

The information you enter is held as confidential and will only be used by the State Officer of Emergency Management (SEMO) to provide you with emergency information should there be an incident.

Parents may receive NY-Alert messages through student sign up. If you are a parent and would like to receive the alerts, have your student add your cell phone and/or email information to his/her account.

When you receive a NY Alert, do the following:

  1. Read the message carefully – do not ignore it.
  2. Alert others. Whether you are in a residence hall, classroom, dining hall or any campus facility, let those around you know that NY Alert has been activated. This is an important method to spread the word of an emergency.
  3. Follow the instructions carefully. Be aware, if the situation requires it, further messages will be transmitted by NY Alert.

NY-Alert is only activated in an emergency.

NY-Alert may be used if there is an impending natural disaster such as a tornado, if there is an imminent threat on campus such as a fire, bomb threat, or active shooter.