Campus Alert System
Barnard CARES Department is committed to ensuring a safe community and sends out emergency notifications via a text alert system when there is an immediate confirmed threat to the safety of our campus or involving a student. For off-campus incidents, and depending upon the circumstances, we may wait to gather as much detail as possible before sending out an alert, which allows us to avoid sharing inaccurate information. Neighborhood crime information and alerts are also provided on the website Crime Alert page.
Students are automatically enrolled in Barnard’s alert system utilizing the cell phone number that was provided to the College. Please visit portal.Barnard.edu to confirm that your cell phone number is correct or was provided in your student profile and for more information about how to ensure enrollment and troubleshoot issues.
Barnard students can also opt into Columbia University’s Public Safety text alert system by logging in with Columbia UNI to the Columbia SSOL. The link can be found under “Your Academic Records,” select “Text Message Enrollment.”
Because of our separate locations, these alerts will, on occasion, include information about incidents that are not in close proximity to Barnard’s campus. In some instances, you will receive messages from both Barnard and Columbia alert systems.