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Frequently Asked Questions

When Will the LIU Post Emergency Alert System Be Used?

The Emergency Alert System will be used when quick action is urgently required by the campus community. Examples include:

  • Sheltering from a storm
  • A dangerous situation such as a chemical spill, bomb threat or dangerous person

How Will I Know the Emergency Alert Message is Genuine?

The message sender will appear as follows:

  • For a text message: cwpostalert
  • For an e-mail: LIU Post Information
  • For a phone call or fax: (516) 299-2700

Will My Contact Information Be Shared With Anyone?

If you register your cell phone number with the university to receive emergency messages via text or voicemail, it will remain confidential and will not be sold, disclosed or traded to anyone or used for anything other than the LIU Post Emergency Alert System.

Is There a Fee for the Emergency Alert System?

LIU Post will not charge a fee for notification sent to your LIU email account. Text messaging and phone charges from your provider may apply.

What if I don't know how to access my LIU e-mail account?

Students - For directions on accessing your campus e-mail account go to https://my.liu.edu.

All registered LIU Post students automatically are assigned a LIU e-mail account in this format - firstname.lastname@my.liu.edu

Faculty and Staff - If you don't already have an email account through Long Island University, stop by Information Technology, Room 236A in the library. Please bring your LIU ID card - available from Public Safety) to obtain an email account.

Can I register my family and friends for this system?

This system is only for currently enrolled students and faculty and staff of the LIU Post.