Emergency Text Messaging System

In order to better communicate emergency information to the campus community, LSU has implemented the Emergency Text Messaging System.

The Emergency Text Messaging System is a service that allows anyone in the LSU community, including the LSU AgCenter and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, to receive alerts, news or other emergency information via text message on their mobile phones. Individuals will have to choose to be included in the system by providing their cell phone information through myLSU.

To opt in to the system, students, staff and faculty will need to:

  • Log into myLSU
  • Select “Campus Community” in the left navigation bar.
  • Select “Emergency Text Message” from the list.
  • The users will be required to input their cellular service providers, cell phone numbers and to choose unique passwords, which must be different than their PAWS passwords.

Participation in the Emergency Text Messaging System is not mandatory, but encouraged. There is no fee to subscribe, but users will still have to pay regular text messaging rates through their cellular providers.

The Emergency Text Messaging System is part of the university’s crisis communication plan, which includes numerous methods of communicating information to the campus community. In the event of an emergency, messages will be sent out from the LSU Emergency Operations Center on campus. 

For questions, contact the LSU ITS Service Desk at 225-578-3375.