Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

SHOFAR Emergency Alert System

Shofar is the Seminary's system for distributing campus wide alerts. Why Shofar? Shofar is the term for the horn that was used to summon the people for religious occasions or announcements in the Hebrew tradition.

The activation of this alert system will be used in the case of weather-related cancelations and schedule changes and an emergency on campus.

To confirm or update your contact information:

  1. Login to my.pts.edu with your PTS username and password.
  2. Click on the Shofar tab.
  3. In the “View Shofar Information” window, the information displayed is what is currently in our campus database. If this is correct, you are done!
  4. If corrections are needed, in the “Edit Shofar Information” window, you can make changes to your home and mobile phone numbers, along with indicating your mobile carrier. You must include your provider to ensure you receive future messages.
  5. The new system is an opt-out system which means all students, faculty, and staff will receive alerts. If you wish to opt-out, you can choose to opt-out of all messages, messages to your home phone, or messages and text messages to your mobile phone.
  6. Make sure to click the submit button.

Voice and text messages will be sent. Please remember that charges associated with your calling plan will apply and you will be responsible for those charges. Receiving a message from Shofar, however, will cost you no more than receiving any other phone call or text message.

Crime Report

Criminal Offenses - On Campus 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0

 

Criminal Offenses -
On-campus Student Housing Facilities
2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0

 

Criminal Offenses - Public Property 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 1
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0

 

Hate Crimes - On campus 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Simple assault 0 0 0
Larceny-theft 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0
Destruction/damage/
vandalism of property
0 0 0

 

Hate Crimes -
On-campus Student Housing Facilities
2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Simple assault 0 0 0
Larceny-theft 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0
Destruction/damage/
vandalism of property
0 0 0

 

Hate Crimes - Public property 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Simple assault 0 0 0
Larceny-theft 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0
Destruction/damage/
vandalism of property
0 0 0

 

Arrests - On campus 2011 2012 2013
Weapons: carrying, possession, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

 

Arrests -
On-campus Student Housing Facilities
2011 2012 2013
Weapons: carrying, possession, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

 

Arrests - Public Property 2011 2012 2013
Weapons: carrying, possession, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

 

Disciplinary Actions - On Campus 2011 2012 2013
Weapons: carrying, possession, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

 

Disciplinary Actions -
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
2011 2012 2013
Weapons: carrying, possession, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

 

Disciplinary Actions - Public Property 2011 2012 2013
Weapons: carrying, possession, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

 

Fires 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2013 2013 2013
Name of Facility Fires Injuries Deaths Fires Injuries Deaths Fires Injuries Deaths
Calian Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fulton Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anderson Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McMillan Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highlander Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0