Mohawk’s Security Alert Messenger (SAM) service is part of Mohawk College’s commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment for students and staff and employees of companies who operate businesses on campus.
SAM’s primary role is to warn you when there is a direct threat to your safety on the Fennell or Stoney Creek campuses, such as a lockdown, campus evacuation or closure due to inclement weather. Once activated by Mohawk College Security, SAM will send you a brief notification alerting you to the type of situation taking place and advising you on what actions you should take next. The service will also be used to inform you when campuses are closed due to severe weather. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below for specific details on when the service will be used.
If you choose, SAM can send alert notifications right to your mobile device so you can receive messages on the go, no matter where you are. All you need to do is provide your mobile number and authorize SAM to send you SMS messages. Please note that while SAM is free, any phone calls, messages or text messages received or sent by your device are subject to standard usage rates. Please check with your service provider if you unsure about what your plan covers.
To sign up for text messages from SAM look for the SAM link in the Welcome tab on MyMohawk.
SAM also sends alerts to your Mohawk email addresses, posts alerts to the College’s Facebook, Twitter and website. If you register, it will even text your mobile number.