Safety and Security

What is MaristAlerts?

Marist urges all faculty, staff and students to report all emergencies. The college partners with a variety of public and private agencies to supplement our emergency response needs. When crimes, dangerous situations, or other unusual events occur, the College is committed to disseminating timely and accurate information to the community.

MaristAlerts is the mass communications system utilized by the College. It allows the College to communicate with you in an emergency by a number of different means. You are strongly encouraged to register for MaristAlerts when you receive the invitation. Providing your cell/SMS will allow the college to communicate via text message.

You will be notified via MaristAlerts for the following emergency events:

  • Criminal Activity - Immediate danger to the community (active shooter or armed intruder)
  • Weather Conditions - School closures and delays.
  • Life Safety Conditions - chemical hazard, explosion, significant fire
  • Maintenance - widespread electrical outage, mechanical malfunction
  • System Testing - monthly tests are sent at noon on the second Saturday of every month

At Marist, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors are always our number one priority. Marist Security attempts to integrate itself into the overall educational mission of the College by fostering a sense of cooperation, respect, and teamwork among the campus community.

The campus security staff is trained to respond appropriately to all calls for assistance. Campus safety is a collaborative effort at Marist, and the entire campus community is involved in making the College safe and secure for everyone. To help prevent any major crimes from occurring, we encourage all students, faculty, and staff to “think safety.”

MaristAlerts Committee and Authorized Users

MaristAlerts Committee

The committee has been administered by the Internal Operating Group (IOG), and is overseen by the Executive Vice President. The committee is charged with the implementation and operational functions of the MaristAlerts notification system. This includes data maintenance, testing, message content and policies.

  • Office of Safety and Security: Director and Assistant Directors
  • Office of Student Affairs: Vice President
  • Office of Information Technology: Vice President and Director of Special Projects, Telecommunications and Networking
  • Office of Human Resources: Human Resources Generalist
  • Office of Academic Affairs: Registrar or Appointee

Administrative Authorized Users

In the case of an emergency only the authorized users below are able to send an alert to the community:

  • Office of Safety and Security: Director and Assistant Directors
  • Office of Academic Affairs: Vice President, Dean of Faculty
  • Office of Student Affairs: Vice President