Policy Statement

This policy is to communicate the process South Central College will utilize to notify students, faculty, and staff who wish to participate of emergencies and weather closings at the institutions.


This procedure applies to all South Central College employees, students, and visitors on campus.


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: https://southcentral.bbcportal.com/Entry

List of Related Policies or Procedures

5.2401 Emergency Response, Notification and Evacuation policy
5.2404 Student Emergency policy
5.2404.0001 Student Emergency procedure
4.04 Weather / Short Term Emergency Closings policy (System)


Date of Last Review: 1/25/15