BUFF STATE ALERT replaces the college's former alert system,
SUNY NY-Alert (The Daily Bulletin, November 8, 2012).
Please note that if you were signed up for SUNY NY-Alert as of
October 19, 2012, you are already enrolled in Buff State Alert.
Students, faculty, and staff who wish to modify their
preferences may do so by visiting
logging in with your Buffalo State user name and password. If
you do not have a Buffalo State user name or password but still
want to receive text messages from Buff State Alert, you can
sign up by texting the phrase “buffalostate” to 79516.
Staff members from Computing and Technology Services, College
Relations, the Emergency Response Planning Group, and University
Police are currently evaluating the first test of the new system
and will be taking steps to ensure that messages are delivered
appropriately in the future (e.g., eliminating duplicate
messages, Barracuda delivery issues).
Like the previous emergency alert system, Buff State Alert will
be used only to convey messages regarding serious safety issues,
utility failures, or weather-related campus-wide closures and
cancellations. Personal data provided to Buff State Alert will
not be used for any other purpose or for campus information
Buff State Alert is capable of sending text messages, recorded
voice messages, and e-mail messages to multiple addresses and
phone numbers. In addition, the new system is capable of
immediately posting messages to the Buffalo State home page,
social media sites, and by second semester, to the campus cable
system and select video message boards.
Participation in Buff State Alert is encouraged but is
completely voluntary. The system is provided at no cost to
users, except for provider charges that may be incurred for
receiving voice or text messages.
If you have questions about Buff State Alert, please read the
User Guide or e-mail the
Computing Help Desk.