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Rensselaer Community Encouraged to Verify RPI Alert Contact Information

Rensselaer Community Encouraged to Verify RPI Alert Contact Information

By SCER Staff

October 31, 2019

Beginning on November 1, 2019, as part of a transition to a more robust and comprehensive safety communication system at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a new vendor will be supporting RPI Alert, the system used to provide rapid safety notifications and instructions to campus constituents.

All students, faculty, staff, and other campus constituents are strongly encouraged to verify and update their contact information in the system, which sends texts, phone calls, and email messages in the event of a crisis or safety-related situation that might impact members of the community.

For more information about the RPI Alert system and to verify or update the contact information in it, please visit and follow the instructions at

To the extent possible, the Institute has transferred contact information from the previous platform to the new, improved one. However, the systems are not identical, and therefore it is critical that all recipients with a Rensselaer Computing System (RCS) username and password log in to verify and update their information.

Individuals with RCS usernames and passwords may add additional contact information for family members — including parents — to their account.

Those who wish to receive RPI Alerts, but who have neither an RCS username and password nor a family member with access, may also opt in to the system. For the present time, anyone without access to an RCS username and password wishing to opt in should contact Megan Bowman in the Department of Public Safety at


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