Campus Alert

Outdoor siren and Jack Alert test Wednesday. Click here for more information.

Stephen F. Austin State University

Campus Alert

Tuesday October 6, 2015
3:25 pm

Monthly Siren Test

The monthly test of SFA's outdoor alert system will be conducted at approximately 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday. This test generally takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.

When the alert sirens are activated you will hear two alert tones being tested. The first tone would be the one used if severe weather directly threatens the campus. The second tone would be used to notify the campus community of any other type of dangerous situation. The alert sounds will be preceded by a spoken message announcing that a test of the system is about to occur.

You can hear a sample of the alert tones at, along with finding information about what to do when you hear one of these alerts. You can also review addition information about the JackAlert Campus Notification System, safety protocols, and other valuable information at the SFASU Department of Public Safety webpage at

If threatening weather is near the campus at the time of the scheduled test, the test may be postponed until the following month to avoid confusion.

How to Register for the JackAlert System

Currently enrolled students and employees can log into mySFA and click the Sign up for Campus Alerts link in the lower left side of the screen under the heading JackAlerts. This will direct you to the JackAlert device page where you can register and manage your devices.

Lumberjack Guardian

The Lumberjack Guardian smart phone app is available for download to all students, faculty, and staff to enhance campus safety through real-time interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family, and DPS. To learn more about Lumberjack Guardian and how to download it go to

Facebook and Twitter

The SFASU Department of Public Safety uses Facebook and Twitter to communicate non-emergency information to the campus community as well. We post the Daily Crime Log, list Training Opportunities, provide Clery Act Information (Right to Know), and other information that might be helpful.

To receive Facebook alerts and information, "like" us at:
To receive Twitter alerts and information, "follow" us at:!/SFAPoliceDept

Need Help?

If you need assistance, you may contact the SFASU Department of Public Safety at