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Emergency Notifications

What is an Emergency Notification

(Also known as an FSU Alert)?

Under the Clery Act, every institution is required to immediately notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on the campus that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees. An “immediate” threat as used here includes an imminent or impending threat.

Fitchburg State Alert is setup to send notifications to your Fitchburg State University email by default. Mobile phones, land lines, and additional email addresses must be entered by the user. Login with your Fitchburg State Username and Password (Falcon Key) to begin.

Receive emergency alerts while on campus

University guests can receive emergency SMS text notifications by texting FSUalert to 67283 or 226787 to enroll. 

To stop receiving alerts, text STOP to 67283 or 226787.

University constituents are encouraged to enroll at alert.fitchburgstate.edu to receive full communications during an emergency alert. Users enrolled via the SMS opt-in system will not receive general university communications or class cancellation notifications. 

Previously issued emergency notifications

FSU Emergency Notification SS 19-01.1: Shot Fired UPDATE

Thursday May 10, 2019 12:31 a.m.

At approximately 11:25 p. m., local, state and university police responded to the area of Clinton and Orange Streets for a report of multiple shots fired.

The situation near campus is under control.  This appears to be an isolated incident and there were no reports of injuries.  This incident is currently under investigation by the Fitchburg Police Department.

There is a heavy police presence in the area around campus and there appears to be no serious ongoing threat to the university community.

Please contact the University Police Department at 978-665-3111 if you require assistance or a safety escort.

FSU Emergency Notification SS 19-01: Shot Fired

Thursday May 9, 2019 11:37 p.m.

This is a Fitchburg State University alert. State and local police are investigating a report of gunshots in the area of Clinton and Orange Streets. Stay away from the area and seek shelter.