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Georgia Southern to test emergency communication system on March 12

Georgia Southern University is scheduled to test all components of the EAGLE ALERT system on Tuesday, March 12, at approximately 1:50 p.m. The EAGLE ALERT system is an emergency communication system designed to play a key role in keeping Georgia Southern’s students, faculty, staff and visitors safe during emergency situations.

On March 12, emergency alert notifications will be activated on each of the University’s campuses in Statesboro, Savannah and Hinesville. During this test, a message will go out as an EAGLE ALERT. This will include email, phone and text message notifications. An emergency announcement will appear on the University homepage, alert page (, digital signage and social media. Georgia Southern will also test the emergency hotline phone number – (912) 681-5588. In addition, desktop notifications will appear on all University computers.

Please note that this is only a test of the system and is not an indication that an emergency has taken place on one of the University’s campuses.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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