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Have an organization, committee or department on campus that you’d like to share news about? Rave Alert is your way to do it at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Through Rave Alert, campus users can create individual groups to share messages, announcements and news to members who participate on an opt-in basis. It’s simple, create a group, invite people to join, and then begin sharing news and information.

By accepting an invitation to a Rave Alert group, you effectively choose your sources of information and, when you decide you no longer have an interest, you simply leave the group.

An FAQ is available in the right-hand column to help campus users navigate Rave Alert.

To sign on, use your Panther ID and password (the same used for signing into the campus network and email systems). Click on the logo above or the link below to get started!


March 2014 UPDATE: SUNY College at Old Westbury has determined a solution for group messaging to campus users. A Google Group serves as an email distribution, which allows users to communicate to a group of people for operational purposes through one email address.

Email list groups created in Google Groups are different from the contact groups you can create in your “My Contacts”. The primary difference is that a contact group is for your personal use, while a Google Group can be used by more than one person, and has its own email address in the Directory. For more information on the differences, click the link in the right-hand column.

Groups will only be established for operational units upon request. A Group Administrator must be identified for each requested group and that administrator will be responsible for inviting, adding, updating and deleting members of the group.

Request for a Group can be made using the Google Groups Request Form.

All students, faculty and staff have access to a suite of Google Apps providing Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and Contacts – along with 30 GB of storage space. Click on the Google logo above or the link below to get started.


A a series of resources/FAQs are available on the right-hand side of this page.

Problems logging in to Google? Use the “Contact Help Desk” feature at support.oldwestbury.edu.


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