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Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Howard College Alert System

Responding to the safety concerns of the world around us and striving to provide the most safe and secure environment for our students, faculty and staff, Howard College has implemented a notification system called HC Alert.

HC Alert is a safety management tool implemented by Howard College to promote the timely notification of critical safety and/or crisis information to HC students, faculty and staff.  When utilized, recipients will receive alert text messages on their registered cell phones.  These messages will provide information to subscribers regarding any safety and/or crisis issues relating to Howard College.

The HC Alert system only works with voice cell phones.  Our SWCID students, faculty and staff that do not use voice cell phones will need to manually sign up for email notification through Jennifer Key in the Provost’s office on the SWICD campus.

Once you are registered, your name and cell phone number will remain in the system unless you request removal.  In order to remove your name and cell phone number from the message alert system, you will need to contact Howard College Computer Services at 432-264-5055.

All Howard College students, faculty and staff with active voice cell phones are invited to sign up for HC Alert through the Campus Connect system using the icon shown below.

HC Alert System Sign Up

Student Sign up          Faculty / Staff Sign up

New to HC Alert?

Please follow the instructions below depending on who you are setting up.

For a Faculty/Staff user entering
their own information

HC Alert Instructions
  1. Enter Faculty/Staff Campus Connect
  2. Choose 'Enter Cell Info' from drop down menu
  3. Enter cell number, including area code
  4. Select cell phone provider from drop down box
  5. Select whether or not they want to receive monthly test messages
  6. Click box that says "Send Test Message & Store Alert Information."  After a few seconds or so they should get a message with a verification number.
  7. Enter the verification code
  8. Click box that says "Store Cell Message Alert Information"
 

For a Faculty/Staff user entering
a student's information

HC alert instruction
  1. Enter Faculty/Staff Campus Connect
  2. Choose 'Admin Cell Info' from drop down menu
  3. Enter Student ID number
  4. Enter cell number, including area code.
  5. Select cell phone provider from drop down box
  6. Select whether or not they want to receive monthly test messages
  7. Click box that says "Send Test Message & Store Alert Information." After a few seconds or so the student should get a message with a verification number.
  8. Enter the verification code
  9. Click box that says "Store Cell Message Alert Information"
 
Now you are signed up for HC Alert!

HC Alert is a safety tool used to promote timely notification of critical information to students, faculty and staff. As HC Alert is activated, Howard College sends an alert message using this system to your cell phone carrier. Your cell phone carrier then provides the mechanism to get the message to you. Once the message leaves the Howard College network we no longer have any control over how long it takes the message to reach you. Delivery times can range from a minute or less to several hours. By clicking on the "Send Test Message and Store Alert Information" button you are acknowledging that you understand this disclaimer and choose to proceed with enrollment in the HC Alert system, and you waive and release any right and claims against Howard College, it's sponsors, organizers, supervisors, and employees for damages and/or injuries which may be sustained while participating in the program.