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Notifind Q & A
 
 
Students may update their information at any time. You do so by logging into Campus Connections. Follow these instructions:
Student Update Instructions
 
 
 
What is Notifind?

NotiFind is the emergency notification system used by all 11 North Dakota University System colleges and universities to provide timely information and instructions directly to students, faculty, staff and others during emergencies or urgent situations.
 
Why was Notifind implemented?

Providing a safe campus environment is a top priority. Timely notification of events such as natural disasters and acts of violence will empower students, faculty and staff to take the appropriate steps to protect their safety. The NotiFind system is used to announce weather-related closings.
 
Who is included in Notifind?

The State Board of Higher Education requires employee participation in NotiFind. Students are strongly encouraged to participate; students who choose not to participate may miss vitally important information in an emergency situation. Undergraduate and graduate students who are employed by the campus are required to participate.
 
How does Notifind work?

NotiFind uses cell-based telephone and text messaging, land lines and e-mail to inform participants of the emergency situation.
 
Is Notifind only used for emergencies?

NotiFind is used only if a situation poses an urgent or immediate threat to health or safety or if a situation significantly disrupts campus activities, such as a weather-related closing.
 
When does Notifind get tested?

To ensure continuity of operation, the NotiFind system gets tested at least once each semester. Participants receive messages stating that "This is a test of the NotiFind system". NotiFind messages are easily identifiable by the sender. All phone messages are sent from 701.328.0911 and all e-mail messages are sent from nd911_emergencynotification@nd.gov
 
 

Student Information

 
How do students sign up?

Students will be asked to provide contact information on a form that will appear when they log into CampusConnection. CampusConnection will remind students to review their contact information every 90 days.
 
Why are student employees required to participate?

Student employees are required to participate in the notification process because of their campus responsibilities.
 
How do students sign-up to receive text messages?

All students who provide cell phone numbers will receive text messages. The NotiFind system automatically adds cell phone numbers to the text messaging database.
 
Is a student's cell phone number private?

Yes. Cell phone numbers and other information entered exclusively on the campus emergency notification information page are confidential information and will be used only for emergency notification purposes.
 
What if an instructor requires students to turn off cell phones during class?

If an instructor asks students to turn off cell phones during class, he or she must have a registered cell phone or other phone or other means for receiving emergency messages at all times when students are required to turn off their phones.
 
Will students who attend classes at more than one North Dakota University System college or university receive emergency messages from each campus they attend?

Yes. Students who attend classes at more than one campus can choose to receive NotiFind messages from each of them, up to a maximum of four campuses.
 
Can students choose not to participate in NotiFind?

Yes. Students, except student employees, can choose not to participate in NotiFind; however, by doing so, they run the risk of missing information that might be vital to their safety. Undergraduate and graduate student employees are required to participate in NotiFind because of their campus responsibilities.

Parent Information

 
Can parents sign-up to receive messages?

No. NotiFind will be used to communicate with those who are most likely to be on campus when an emergency occurs. Registration through CampusConnection requires a valid student, faculty or staff identification.
 
Where can parents get emergency information?

In the event of an emergency, information will be made available to parents and others via the VCSU website and the VSCU Student Safety webpage which are both open to public viewing.
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Office Information
VCSU Safety Office:

Director of Facilities Services
Ron Pommerer
701-845-7700

Safety Coordinator
Jessica Frerich
701-845-7710


Other Contacts:

Vice Pres. for Student Affairs
Vitaliano Figueroa
701-845-7300

Campus Nurse
Pat Egeberg
701-845-7212

Power House
(after hours safety)
701-845-7708


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