Why am I being asked to enter cell phone and personal e-mail addresses?

Phones and e-mail addresses that are associated with Harvard University are already input into emergency notification systems on campus.  Therefore, you don’t have to do anything today to receive emergency alerts on those accounts.  MessageMe is being used as an additional tool to reach you in the event of an emergency and to make it more convenient for you to receive timely emergency messages.  Please do not input Harvard e-mail or phone information into the MessageMe system as it will congest other emergency notification too ls and slow the process down.