In conjunction with the University of Louisiana System, Nicholls State University is moving to implement use of FIRST CALL, an emergency notification network. Contractual arrangements are complete and work is underway to implement use of this new communication system on or before February 29, 2008.
Members of the faculty, staff and student body will receive instructions regarding personal and/or office contact information. The range of communication mechanisms will include e-mail, cellular and office telephone, and text messaging, among others.
I am requesting the active participation of all members of the university community with this new communication initiative. In the event of the need for emergency notification, it is critically important that members of the university community are able to receive one or more of these message formats.
The FIRST CALL system will be used for emergency events occurring on the main campus as well as at off campus institutional sites including that of the Theodore Duhe Building in Houma.