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
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.