Westminster College uses Regroup as its Emergency Notification System (ENS). The Regroup service is used to transmit brief urgent messages to a large segment of an institution's population as quickly as possible, disseminating messages via email, voicemail, and text messages. When you receive an alert, assess your immediate situation, follow directions, and take necessary action to protect yourself. Spread the word to make sure others in the area are aware of the emergency.
The purpose of the service is to inform the Westminster community of emergency situations on campus. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that all faculty, staff, and students keep their contact information updated in self-service to ensure they receive any emergency notifications.
Emergency notifications may include but are not limited to:
- Bomb threats or other imminent violent threats
- Fire alarms, natural gas leaks, and hazardous spills affecting the entire campus
- Building evacuations and lockdowns affecting the entire campus
- Biological or pandemic emergency notifications
- Natural disasters
- Power outages and utility failures resulting in an imminent threat
- Unexpected campus closures
Emergency Notification System Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for the ENS service?
All Westminster faculty, students and staff will automatically be signed up for this service. We encourage everyone to update their personal information via self-service to ensure all emergency messages are sent to the correct phone numbers and email addresses.
How do I update my personal information?
Log into self-service and click on your username in the upper right corner of the screen, then select “User Profile” to update your personal information. There you can add up to three telephone numbers and additional email addresses. Your Westminster phone number and email addresses will automatically be included, if applicable. Click “confirm” after making changes. Any changes made to contact information in your user profile will be uploaded to the Regroup ENS within 24 hours.
Can I opt out of ENS notifications? If so, how?
Yes, you will be allowed to opt out of the ENS system with your personal phone number and email. However, for security reasons, you will NOT be able to opt out of your official Westminster College email address. You can opt out by texting “Stop” in response to an ENS text message and by clicking “unsubscribe” in your personal email account.
Will I get spam messages from ENS?
No, the ENS service is used for emergency messages only. On occasion, test messages may be sent out to ensure the system works, but you will not receive any spam messages.