South Central College, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, utilizes a wireless emergency notification system for students, faculty and staff called ‘Star Alert’. The system utilizes text and email messaging to inform registrants of crisis situations impacting the campus community.

Based on an opt-in registration process, students, faculty and staff are invited to participate by registering their cell phone numbers and email addresses. Spam-free and advertiser free, the Star Alert is only used in real emergencies and weather closings. If the campus is experiencing a crisis situation, is closed, classes are cancelled or postponed, or other critical information must be conveyed, it will be communicated via the Star Alert system.

Online registration is available on the South Central College website: http://southcentral.edu/campus-security/campus-security.html

AASC 11/18/11