IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

Sign up for New Emergency Text & Email Alert System

Santa Fe, NM | Nov 15, 2013 –

rave_alert_light_backgroundsLOGOThe Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has purchased a new mass-notification system to alert the IAIA campus of an emergency or weather delays or cancelations.

The Rave Alert system was designed for school districts or higher educational institutions to alert an entire campus about an emergency. IAIA acquired the system to aid in faster campus-wide notifications, as well as meet the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act. The federal policy, which was signed into law in 1990, requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to keep and publish crime information and statistics. The law is named after Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old freshman, who was raped and murdered in her campus residence hall in 1986.

The IAIA Facilities Department has entered in all current students, staff and faculty IAIA emails into the system. The department urges the campus to sign up for additional alert notifications through other email addresses, mobile texts or landline phone numbers to receive alerts. 

“This system will only be used for campus emergencies and weather-related campus closures,” IAIA Facilities Manager James Mason said. “The system will give everyone immediate access to information and will eliminate waiting for television station updates regarding campus conditions. The text message capabilities also allow information to come to us wherever we are.”

People can enter up to three different mobile numbers, three different email addresses, and up to three different landlines. Mobile recipients may incur standard text messaging costs in accordance to their mobile plans. Click here to add a mobile number or additional email addresses or landlines.

The Facilities Department will be doing a system-wide test during the week of November 18 – 22.

For more questions, contact IAIA Facilities Manager James Mason, 424.2326 or jmason@iaia.edu.