To help you stay informed, SPC can call or text you about campus safety warnings, campus closings, weather notifications, key deadlines and other important information. In an emergency, by default, the college calls your home phone number as your primary contact. To verify your home number or add your cell phone as the primary contact, and to choose to receive text messages for alerts, follow the directions below that apply to you:
NOTE: Standard messaging and data rates may apply. Check your provider's text-messaging or data plan.
To opt-out of receiving text messages, send a text to 68453 and indicate stop, quit or unsubscribe.
Emergency notification is required for significant emergencies or dangerous situations on campus that pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or employees. Types of notification include:
Offices Responsible For Issuing Emergency Notifications
The following offices would provide back-up
Alert System Testing
The Emergency Management Coordinator and the office of Marketing and Strategic Communications will conduct semi-annual tests of SPC Alert both announced and unannounced.
This rule establishes the SPC Emergency Management Plan which includes the SPC Alert Emergency Notification System Policy and Protocols.
The Clery Act requires institutions to communicate a serious crime or emergency to the campus community in a timely way.
The President’s Office, the college wide Incident Commander and/or the campus Incident Commander will determine the level of emergency based on verification by campus security and campus personnel. As soon as SPC has confirmed that a significant emergency or dangerous situation exists, the President or designee will take into account the safety of the campus community, determine what information to release about the situation, and begin the notification process. The only reason SPC would not immediately issue a notification for a confirmed emergency or dangerous situation is if doing so would compromise efforts to assist a victim ;contain the emergency; respond to the emergency; or otherwise mitigate an emergency. (This verbiage is directly from the law)
Decision criteria to determine level of emergency:
In accordance with US Public Law 110-315 Higher Ed Act, Section 485- Clery Act, SPC has procedures in place to test emergency response and evacuation procedures on at least an annual basis. These procedures include:
For more information contact the Office of Emergency Management.
The SPC Alert Emergency Notification System was tested college wide on the following dates:
Regular testing of the SPC Alert System and evacuation procedures on individual campuses is also done to ensure functionality and to familiarize recipients with the system’s features. For detailed information contact the Office of Emergency Management.
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