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16. Terra Alert

Terra State Community College has in place Terra Alert (e2Campus Emergency Notification System.) An "emergency notification system" means a system established for the purpose of and dedicated to College officials to quickly contact or send messages to employees and students in event of an emergency. An "emergency" means a situation that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of someone in the institution or significantly disrupts institution or system programs and activities.

Students and employees, although not required to participate, shall be notified of their opportunity to participate in the emergency notification system and encouraged to do so during registration or orientation as either a new student, or new employee.

All Terra State Community College employees and students are strongly encouraged to participate in the emergency notification system. Participation means employees and students shall submit emergency notification information and update that information as provided in the institution's emergency notification system procedures guidelines found on the Terra State Community College homepage.

Powered by the Omnilert Network, e2Campus works by sending an alert to all standard text communication devices:  mobile phones, email accounts, RSS readers, text pagers, wireless PDAs, and website pages.

  Signup forTerra State Community College Text Message Alerts

Terra State Community College has recently adopted the TerraAlert Emergency Notification System that enables the college to send urgent news to your cell phone. Once you sign up for the service, the college can text your cell phone with timely information about severe weather warnings, emergencies or campus closings.

Depending on your personal cell phone plan, there may be a nominal fee from your carrier to receive text messages, but there is no charge from the school to use the service.

The service is available to all current students, faculty, and staff of Terra State Community College.  To learn more or to sign up, go to TerraAlert Emergency Notification System.

The new system, powered by e2Campus, enables school officials to send instant alerts directly to registered subscribers’ personal email accounts and mobile phones via SMS text messages. You can also receive the alerts as a phone call to your home, office or cell phone. Additional methods of contact can reach your RSS reader, wireless PDA, and your “My Yahoo”, “My AOL”, or personalized iGoogle home page.

The college is also working on having these alerts simultaneously sent to desktops, digital signage, PA systems, and loud speakers.

“Once students sign up, the alerts go right to their cell phones the minute the news happens,” explains Jeffery J. Huffman Executive Director of Campus Services for Terra State Community College. “It’s a real convenient system for everyone, because it reaches people whether they are on campus or off campus. We know how students love their cell phones, so now we can reach them with important information that may end up saving their lives.”

Campus Safety is urging the entire campus community to register. “Although TerraAlert is an excellent system that can notify the entire campus within minutes," said Executive Director of Campus Services Jeffery Huffman, “it only works if you take a minute to register yourself in the system.”

The notification system will only be used to communicate important information during a potential emergency, such as a severe weather warning, gas leak, fire, bomb threat, power failure, or other event.

Contacts:Campus Safety
(419)559-2253 or
Executive Director of Campus Services
Jeffery J. Huffman
jhuffman01@terra.edu 

CLOSING FOR HOLIDAY

In celebration of the Thanksgiving, Terra State Community College will be closed Wednesday, November 22, at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, November 27.  

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