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Mobile app debuts for emergency notifications

August 22, 2016

contractbridge app screen captureThe university’s newly-upgraded emergency notification system offers a new method for receiving campus safety bulletins: a mobile app. This option is available to students and employees and provides an additional channel through which crime and safety-related information can be shared with the campus community.

Only users with an NIU login ID and password can enable notifications through the app.

Current students and employees are encouraged to down the ContactBridge app from the Apple Store or Google Play, and then complete the following steps:

  • Open app and choose: Enable Single Sign-On
  • Enter the following in the Single Sign-on Key Phrase: NIUHuskies16
  • Press continue
  • Use your NIU credentials to sign in
  • Choose share my location and allow push notifications
  • Press Done

In the event that a safety bulletin is issued, the app can be configured to sound an audible tone and display the notification.

Safety bulletins from NIU proactively inform you about crimes that recently occurred on or near campus so you can take the appropriate precautions. They also work to prevent similar crimes and assist the Department of Police and Public Safety in identifying offenders.

If you experience problems logging into the app, please contact the DoIT ServiceDesk at (815) 753-8100.