Thursday, September 1, 2011

Stay safe: Sign up for DC Alerts!

Nancy Constable invites you to sign up for DC Alerts.
By Nancy Constable, Director of Safety and Security

Have you signed up for DC Alerts?

If so, great. If not, please do!

DC Alerts sends you text messages, voice messages, and email in case of an emergency, including campus closures due to bad weather. The system is not used to send out any other kind of information.

In case of a campus emergency, such as a chemical spill, a dangerous person on campus, a power outage, a snow storm, or any kind of hazardous situation, DC Alerts can tell you what’s happening. And it can tell you what to do, for example: take cover on campus, leave the campus or avoid the campus.

This service is part of the College’s commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment. I encourage all students and employees to sign up.

Ready to subscribe? Good.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO DC ALERTS

1) Login to myDouglas with your student ID and PIN

2) In the Self-Service box on the left of the screen, select “Student Self Service”

3) Select “Personal Information”

4) Select “Update Emergency Notification Information”

5) Follow the instructions to enter your contact information, and select “Submit”

Read more about DC Alerts and the College’s Emergency Notification System.