Emergency Text-Messaging System FAQ

In January 2008, Stockton College implemented an emergency text-messaging system, which enables a limited number of campus administrators to send urgent text messages to cell phones in the event of an emergency. Participation in the system is voluntary and individuals must “opt in” to the program. It is free to all students, faculty members, and staff.
 
RECOGNIZE AUTHENTIC MESSAGES FROM STOCKTON COLLEGE:
Messages from the College will show a "caller ID" of 23177. 
 
OPT-IN/OUT PROCESS
 
Q: How do I opt-in (subscribe) to receive emergency text messages from Stockton?
A: As a student, you can opt-in by providing a text-enabled phone number via the goStocktonportal, through the Student Services tab, on the Personal Information channel.
 
Q: What happens after I sign up (opt-in)?
A: After you subscribe, the service automatically sends a text message to that phone with a confirmation notification. Then, as circumstances dictates, you will receive urgent text messages to cell phones in the event of an emergency.
 
Q: How do I opt-out?
A: You may opt-out at any time by removing your contact information via goStockton portal, through the Student Services tab, on the Personal Information channel.
 
Q: What if I opt-out but later decide I would like to opt-in again?
A: Follow the same steps you followed when you first subscribed (opted-in).
 
Q:If I change mobile phone providers, do I need to opt-in again?
A: No. Once your phone number has been opted-in, it stays registered within the system.