Conclusion of Emergency Notification Test

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 12:00pm

TO: Campus community
FR: Missy Brunetta, Interim Senior Director for Risk Management, Emergency Services and Campus Safety Operations

The Office of Emergency Services conducted a test of our emergency notification system this morning. The test is now concluded.

This testing exercise is conducted periodically to verify that our emergency notification system is functioning as expected. The test consisted of issuing:

  • text and voice messages to subscribed mobile phones
  • email notifications to the entire campus community
  • desktop override notifications to state-managed computers
  • push notification to Rave Guardian safety app

You can verify or update your contact information by logging into MySSU (students) and MyHR (SSU employees). This information is added automatically to our emergency notification system for all students, faculty, and staff. If you believe you are subscribed to any of these systems and DID NOT receive a message, please email  

Sonoma State University's Office of Emergency Services is managed by Risk Management and Safety Services and is responsible for maintenance of the campus Emergency Operations Plan.  The plan includes how the university will plan, respond to, and recover from various emergencies and complies with the Standardized Emergency Management Systems (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The Office of Emergency Services website also includes information on how to prepare for and respond to an emergency.

Campus evacuation drills are scheduled in the first two weeks of the fall semester.  For more information on evacuation procedures, please visit the evacuation website. Spring 2023 evacuation drills will not be announced to the campus community in advance.

We appreciate your commitment to safety. If you have questions about this test or any emergency-related matters, please contact my office at