Emergency Response Procedures

Emergencies are unexpected, unpredictable, and take many forms. No one can be fully prepared for everything that may happen, but some simple measures are helpful in any emergency.

Think of everyone's safety first.

Use common sense and training.

Act quickly and calmly.

Be factual and unemotional with students and the community.

For more major kinds of emergencies, some preparations can be made. Knowing who to call can save time, property and lives. This information is intended as a practical outline of what to do in a variety of emergencies. The San Jacinto College Safety and College Police Departments take an active role in being prepared. They can provide further information on emergency and crisis prevention, management and resolution.

Read all the information listed below.

Develop departmental plans and train staff.

Rehearse emergency procedures and know your escape routes.

Know your surroundings and report suspicious activity.

Always practice prevention.

In all Emergencies
Follow the Police Officer's Instructions!

Emergency Numbers

On-Campus Emergencies
Office phones, emergency phones and pay phones

Cell phone

College Police - Non Emergency Number

College Emergency Information Line
Recorded information providing current open or closed status of campuses.

College Safety Office

Local industries record current information regarding an industrial incident that may have occurred

Safety Website

Alert Me

Providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority at San Jacinto College. In light of the tragic situations in recent years at other colleges, the College has partnered with Blackboard Connect to create SJC ALERTME, which will contact members of the campus community through voice and text messages in the event of an emergency situation.

SJC ALERTME will provide San Jacinto College with another communication tool to keep students, faculty, and staff informed during threatening situations and weather-related closings. In order to receive voice and text messages, you must provide your telephone and/or cell phone number to the College by logging into your account on SOS and clicking on the red SJC ALERTME tab.

SJC ALERTME will be activated when the College determines a serious threat exists and the College community must take immediate action to remain safe and secure. The system will also be used to announce an unscheduled College and / or campus closing, or cancellation of classes due to severe weather.

SJC ALERTME will call each phone number that you provide in SOS regardless of whether or not the call is answered. Text messages will only be sent once.

There is no cost to sign up for this notification service. However, when the system sends a voice or text message to your personal phone, you are responsible for any charges from your phone service provider associated with receiving voice or text messages.

In addition to SJC ALERTME, the College will continue to use its well-established communications methods including:

  • The San Jacinto College website
  • The San Jacinto College emergency information line at: 1-888-845-5288
  • College / Campus broadcast e-mails
  • Official San Jacinto College Facebook and Twitter sites
  • Local media

Click here to sign up for Alert Me

The vendor for SJC AlertMe is Blackboard Connect. This is also the method used to distribute student emails regarding campus happenings, news, and events. At this time, we are unfortunately not able to provide a way for students to opt out of these types of emails. We are working to find a solution to this. Thank you for your patience.