Berklee Emergency Notification System (BENS)
The Berklee Emergency Notification System (BENS) is a mass notification system that has the ability to send electronic messages to the Berklee community. When an immediate threat or major emergency occurs, or is about to occur, BENS will be used to communicate to those who may be negatively affected by the incident. This notification will allow members of our community to take the necessary actions to protect themselves.
Submit or Update BENS Contact Information
Complete the BENS enrollment form to update your contact information.
Conservatory faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the emergency alert system. To update your contact information or preferences:
- Faculty: Log into PowerCAMPUS Self-Service and update your information under the "My Profile" tab.
- Staff: Contact the IT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Go to my.berklee.edu;
- Click the "Log In" button on the right;
- Enter your user ID and password, click "Submit" button;
- Click the "Student" button on the right;
- Click "My Contact Info" within the "Check In" section; and
- Enter the appropriate info in the "Emergency Info" area and submit.
Log into PowerCAMPUS and update your contact information under the "My Profile" tab.
BENS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
An emergency is when a serious crime, a natural event such as weather, or a man-made emergency occurs or is about to occur that poses an immediate threat to the Berklee community or its assets.
Berklee's Public Safety Department is responsible for the creation and sending of messages.
Current students, faculty, and staff will receive alerts through various means: email, SMS, voice, social media.
When Berklee sends a call out using BENS, it will always display caller ID information. The number listed is Berklee's main information line. There is no need to call that number.
These are the primary text numbers for the BENS system. We recommend that you create and save a BENS contact profile in your phone with these numbers.
Having more than one way for Berklee to contact you helps ensure that you will be sent the necessary notification and information as quickly as possible.
To add or update your BENS contact information, please see the above section.
The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of emergency notification.
No. Voice and text messages will only be sent to 10-digit telephone numbers within the United States. However, email messages can be sent to any valid email address. An alternative method for international contact is the Public Safety Twitter account, @BCMPublicSafety.
They will all contain the most important information and instructions. Because of length limitations, the text and phone messages will be shorter. You may incur a charge for text messages, depending on your service provider and calling plan.
Yes. Please remember that you may incur a small charge to receive text messages, depending on your service provider and calling plan.
No. Once your phone number has been opted in, it stays registered in the system.