The university has created a well-defined set of situations that would prompt an MC Alert message. MC Alert messages will only be sent when there is a critical need to transmit urgent information to the campus community. Examples include:
Ongoing safety threats in which an armed or dangerous criminal is at large on campus.
Major facility emergencies or evacuations. This may include a large scale gas leak, fire, or hazardous material spill, occurring either on campus or near enough to campus to cause a credible threat to members of the campus community.
Severe weather or illness. This may include a threat from a tornado required those on campus to take shelter, a closing due to anticipated weather issues, or an outbreak of widespread illness on campus.
How can I get more information once I receive an MC Alert message?
MC Alert messages sent via text and email will be brief and contain vital and immediate information. More information about an MC Alert message will be made available through our website and announcements to the local media.
Will I get advertising messages from MC Alert?
No. MC Alert will never be used to deliver any kind of advertising content and mobile numbers will not be shared with any third parties.
Can my parent or guardian subscribe to MC Alert?
MC Alert is available to any students, faculty, staff, friends or family of Mississippi College.
Does signing up for MC Alert cost me anything?
No. The only charges you incur would be normal fees charged by your mobile service provider for receiving text messages.
Why is MC Alert necessary?
The university has a wide variety of methods to communicate with members of the campus community. In recent years, the number of mobile telephones has dramatically increased, and text messaging has become a key method to reach people immediately. The MC Alert message service allows the university to use the most up-to-date communication method to reach students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency in addition to the university's other established communication methods.
What if I don’t have a cell phone or my cell phone doesn’t have text messaging?
MC Alert email and text messages are just one of the communication channels used in the event of an emergency. It is not replacing any of our other previous methods of communication. It is building on those existing methods to keep up with the latest technology used by many members of our community.