Emergency Alerts

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Bellevue College has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety to offer an emergency alert notification system called BC Alerts. The BC Alerts service delivers reliable emergency text and email messages to you anytime there is an emergency on campus that poses a safety concern for the community. Emergencies are considered any event that poses a safety risk to the campus community.

You’re automatically subscribed to BC Alerts if you have a BC email address. If you’re new to BC or haven’t signed up for your NetID yet, you can do this easily online anytime.

For additional question regarding these alerts and their function, please read these Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Bellevue College Emergency Manager, Jason Koenig.

 

 

Timely WarningsEmergency Notifications
When should this alert be sent?When Clery crimes reported to a campus security authority or local law enforcement pose a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community.When there is confirmation of an immediate threat to the health and safety of the campus community.
Does the location of the incident matter?Only required for Clery crimes occurring within Clery geography that pose a serious or ongoing
threat.
On-campus emergencies only.
What should this alert contain?Date, nature, location of incident; prevention tips;
how to report a similar occurrence.
Information about the nature of the emergency
and what changes one needs to make
immediately as a result; evacuation procedures
if necessary; assurance that an all-clear will be sent when emergency is over
Who should receive this alert?Must reach entire campus communityCan be segmented, if appropriate
How is a determination made to send the alert?Case-by-case analysis if the factors above are presentProcedure in place to confirm whether a
significant emergency exists
Who issues the alert?Not prescribed by the Clery Act—should be an individual or office with authority and capability to issue campus-wide communicationNot prescribed by the Clery Act—should be an individual or office with authority and capability to issue campus-wide communication
How should it be disseminated?Not prescribed by the Clery Act—should be an individual or office with authority and capability to issue campus-wide communicationMulti-modal system is best to ensure delivery;
segmentation of messaging is permitted, if
appropriate

Emergency Notification Log

BC Alert: Campus Closed

BC ALERT: URGENT Bellevue College campus is closed for all classes and activities for Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

BC Alert: Timely Warning

BC ALERT: URGENT: A sexual assault was reported on campus in the L Building. Police are on site and have requested a campus closure. Please safely leave campus.

BC ALERT: Great ShakeOut (Drill)

BC ALERT: Bellevue College is participating in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. Please Drop, Cover, and Hold for 1 minute. Complete once performed.