Emergency Notification System
Each quarter, Fuller conducts a test of its emergency notification
system (ENS). Below is an explanation of Fuller's ENS and what you can
expect from this test.
Why We Have an ENS
In the event of an emergency at any of Fuller's campuses, it is crucial
that Fuller be able to alert students and staff in a timely manner as to
the nature of the emergency and the steps they should take to remain as
safe as possible. An ENS allows Fuller to do this. With its ENS, Fuller
can contact several thousand people immediately to alert them to danger
and to give both updates and instructions. There are any number of
emergencies that we cannot predict, such as a fire or a shooter on
campus, and an ENS is a critical tool in helping make sure Fuller's
community remains as safe as possible.
Why We are Testing the ENS
In compliance with federal guidelines, Fuller tests its ENS every
quarter during week 2, once class rosters for each class have finalized.
The test confirms all students, especially new students, are able to be
contacted through the ENS.
Who the ENS Contacts
The ENS is updated quarterly with the contact information for current
students and employees. The test will contact anyone enrolled in a class
for the current quarter as well as all Fuller employees.
How the ENS Contacts You
When the ENS is tested, you will be contacted at your @fuller.edu email
address. Alerts will also be sent to your cell phone and home phone if
you have provided Fuller with that information. If you have provided a
phone number for your spouse through Banner Self Service, s/he will be
contacted as well. The system alerts these phone numbers in the event of
an emergency for two reasons. First, an emergency may occur that
renders a Fuller campus unsafe when you are in class or en route to that
campus. Second, not all students have cell phones or 24/7 email access
so multiple communication methods must be attempted to ensure the
information is transmitted.
How to Update Your Contact Information
To change the phone numbers the ENS uses to reach you, login to Portico
and click "Personal Information" under the My Information heading on the
right side of the "MyPortico" tab. On the Personal Information tab,
click "Update Address(es) and Phone(s)" and update your information as
Again, you will receive the quarterly test alert during week 2. Additional ENS information can be found here. Please contact Eric Jessen with any questions about Fuller's emergency notification system.