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Pitt to automatically enroll all students in ENS texts

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An emergency blue light phone on campus.

All Pitt students on the Oakland campus will receive texts when an Emergency Notification System alert is sent out beginning Jan. 16. 

ENS alerts are messages from the University of Pittsburgh Police Department “when there is timely and actionable information during an emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students and employees.” 

Students will receive the texts at the cell phone number associated with their Pitt accounts. They can opt out of the messaging or change the phone number by following the steps listed here

Previously, students could opt into receiving messages but were not enrolled by default. The change comes after complaints and calls for change in the wake of the Hillman shooting hoax last year. ENS notifications will also continue to be sent out via email to Pitt accounts. 

About the Contributor
Ryleigh Lord, News Editor
Ryleigh Lord is the head news editor at The Pitt News. She is a junior history and English writing major with an Irish minor. She also contributes to the culture desk, mostly to talk about the shows and movies she loves. In her free time, she's usually cheering on Arsenal WFC despite their best efforts to break her spirit. You can contact her at [email protected]