the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Reach Alert (Emergency Text Notifications)

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has made a special arrangement with Reach Alert to provide a notification system for our campus community.  We encourage everyone to register for this service – students, faculty, and staff.  With Reach Alert, we can immediately advise you of emergency, time sensitive, and other critical information.  If it is snowing and classes are canceled, we will send an alert to your cell phone or home phone within seconds.  If there is an emergency at school (power outage, broken water line, or lock-down), we can communicate with you and keep you in informed.

To register to receive alerts:

  1. Email, call Campus Police at 897-4444, OR stop by the Campus Police Office to give your name that the seminary has on file, your student ID number, and your status as a student or an employee.
  2. Go to and click “CREATE ACCOUNT”.
  3. When entering your name, be sure to enter your full first name on file with the seminary. Do not use a nickname.
  4. When entering your telephone number, the area code must be included (e.g. 5551234567).
  5. There is no need to enter an email address when prompted since no email will be sent out on this system.
  6. Follow the prompts and enter Southern Seminary when asked which network you want to join.
  7. Enter sbts when you are asked for a registration code.
  8. Create your account
Once you create your account, if you selected text messages,Reach Alert will send your phone a text message with a four digit validation code.  Reach Alert is making sure your text message will be successfully delivered. When you receive the four digit number, enter this number on the registration screen and then click on the word VALIDATE.
The process is simple and should take about 60 seconds.

We will use the system for timely, and possibly, emergency messages.  We may remind you of special events, maintenance that may block some parking, or other important announcements/school activities.  HOWEVER, NONE OF THIS WILL WORK IF YOU DON’T TAKE A MINUTE TO REGISTER.

Please note that even if you have registered for text alerts in the past you must register with this new service to continue to receive them.

Thank you for working with us to ensure we can communicate quickly and efficiently when necessary and please take a minute to enroll in this important service.

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.