The ConnectED system is a communication service that enables East Georgia State College (EGSC) administrators and campus safety personnel to quickly contact you with voice and text messages that contain emergency-related campus information (e.g., campus closing, campus threat, health scare, etc.)

With ConnectED, EGSC students can be reached and provided with vital information anywhere, anytime, through their cell phones, home phones, email, TTY/TDD receiving devices, or other text-receiving devices.

You may designate up to six phone numbers to be contacted in the event of a campus emergency.

  • EGSC - Statesboro, EGSC-S students may also opt in to GSU’s Eagle Alert Emergency Messaging System through their my.GeorgiaSouthern account.
  • EGSC - Augusta, your contact information will also be loaded in the Augusta University ConnectED system so that you can be notified of any emergency-related issues that may occur on the Augusta University campus.
  • During a health scare, campus threat, campus closing or other event of public interest, effective communication with students, faculty and staff has a direct impact on our safety. EGSC utilizes the ConnectED notification service because we recognize the importance of communication before, during and after a situation occurs.

  • EGSC leadership cares about the safety and quality of education for its students. A communication tool, such as ConnectED, adds to our ability to provide an environment in which students can feel safe and informed.
What is ConnectED?
  • Receive vital information through cell phone, home phone, e-mail, TTY/TDD receiving devices, or other text-receiving devices.
  • Designate up to six phone numbers to be contacted in the event of a campus emergency. You may designate a single cell phone for receiving campus emergency notifications via text message.
    1. EGSC - Statesboro, your contact information will also be loaded in the Georgia Southern University ConnectED system so that you can be notified of any emergency-related issues that may occur on the Georgia Southern University campus.
    2. EGSC - Augusta, your contact information will also be loaded in the Augusta University ConnectED system so that you can be notified of any emergency-related issues that may occur on the Augusta University campus.
Why should you participate in the EGSC ConnectED notification system?
  • During a health scare, campus threat, campus closing or other event of public interest, effective communication with students, faculty and staff has a direct impact on our safety. EGSC utilizes the ConnectED notification service because we recognize the importance of communication before, during and after a situation occurs.
  • EGSC leadership cares about the safety and quality of education for its students. A communication tool, such as ConnectED, adds to our ability to provide an environment in which students can feel safe and informed.
What do you need to do?

An emergency communication service that enables East Georgia State College (EGSC) officials to quickly contact EGSC students, faculty and staff with voice and text messages that contain emergency-related campus information (e.g., campus closing, campus threat, inclement weather, etc.).

Instructions for entering and changing your contact phone numbers for the ConnectED system are listed below. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact the EGSC Information Technology Department at csworkFREEOMNIUPDATE or 478-289-2004.

You may also use the myEGSC Mobile app in the Apple App or Google Play store (NOTE: Start on step 3 after logging into the app):

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Your personal contact information will NEVER be shared with third parties. The ConnectED System is reserved for EMERGENCY USE ONLY.

Please note the EGSC ConnectED Emergency Notification System will periodically send test messages. These test messages are necessary to ensure that you are familiar with the system and to test the validity of the contact phone numbers in the ConnectED system.

 

Instructions for viewing or changing your phone numbers for use in the EGSC ConnectED Emergency Notification system:
    1. Open a web browser to the myEGSC website (ega.edu) and login.
    2. Select the “Emergency Contacts (ConnectED)” located under the “Tools > Apps” menu on myEGSC.
    3. Under the “Emergency Contacts” heading, you should see at least one entry that contains a name, a phone number and "ConnectED Notification…" Other emergency contact entries may also appear in the list. If you do not see a name listed that has a “Relationship” type that begins with “ConnectED Notification,” to receive emergency announcements via your cell phone and/or other phones, you will need to enter a ConnectED Emergency Contact. To enter a ConnectED Emergency Contact and/or to change the phone number associated with an Emergency Contact, proceed to the next step. 
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      • NOTE: You can have six ConnectED Notification phone numbers that will be contacted when the college sends a ConnectED Emergency Notification message. You can also enter a ConnectED Emergency Contact number for receiving notification messages via text message on your cell phone. You will need to have text messaging services enabled on your cell phone for receiving the notification message via text message.
    4. To add / change your ConnectED Notification information, click the "Update Emergency Contacts" link near the bottom on the screen.
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    5. If you wish to enter a new ConnectED Notification phone number, click "New Contact". If you wish to edit phone number information for an existing ConnectED contact, click on the contact name you wish to edit.
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    6. Enter / select the necessary information for the fields indicated below. The address, city, state, and country fields can be left blank. Select one of the six "ConnectED Notification” types as the Relationship type. You can have up to six ConnectED Notification phone numbers. Select "ConnectED Text Messaging" Relationship type for receiving notification messages via text messaging on your cellular phone. After you have completed entering the information for all indicated fields, click "Submit Changes" to save your ConnectED Emergency Contact information.

      Note: If you enter a cell phone number for the “ConnectED Text Messaging” relationship type, the ConnectED system will send a test text message to your cell phone in which you will need to agree to accept text messages from the ConnectED system.

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      Please note the East Georgia State College ConnectED Emergency Notification System will periodically send test messages. These test messages are necessary to ensure that you are familiar with the system and to test the validity of the contact phone numbers in the ConnectED system. If you have any questions or need assistance with the EGSC ConnectED system, please contact the EGSC Information Technology Department via email at csworkFREEOMNIUPDATE%20or 478-289-2004. 

      NOTE: Your personal contact information will NEVER be shared with third parties. ConnectED notification is reserved for Emergency Use Only; you will only receive emergency related messages from EGSC via ConnectED.