A method to communicate effectively emergency information to a large number of people at virtually the same time.
It is not a way to send non-emergency, routine, or spam messages.
It allows the College to contact the community in the event of an emergency by sending messages via:
The College's email address will be entered for each student and faculty/staff member. Everyone is encouraged to provide multiple means of contact. For most, the most effective means is text message and cell phone. Typically, SMS text messages are delivered fastest. Delays may occur depending on the campus email pipeline.
Please note that the colleges uses cell, home, and on-campus office numbers recorded in these college systems for the emergency notification system will be used only for emergency notification purposes.
This service is designed to alert individual participants when an emergency occurs requiring the College community attention or action. It is College policy that participants:
The emergency notification system system is provided free of charge to active staff, faculty, and students. There is no cost associated with participation in the service. Participants are, however, responsible for charges made by service providers related to text messages and mobile phone calls: actual and test messages.
The emergency notification system will be tested once a semester and over each summer. Additional testing may be conducted as part of drills and exercises, or as necessary.