Alerting you in the event of an emergency
At CGCC, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is of primary importance. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the emergency notification systems listed below. In the event of an emergency, CGCC will use these systems to communicate instructions and other vital information.
CGCC has created a multimodal crisis communications plan in an effort to maximize communication efforts during an emergency. In addition to the systems listed below, we may use fire alarms, the college's homepage, and CGCC's emergency hotline number (480-731-8900) to communicate with students and their families, as well as faculty and staff.
All employees and currently enrolled students are automatically signed up for the CGCC Alert service, an emergency notification system that helps ensure rapid mass communication. During an urgent situation, the CGCC Alert system will send a text message (SMS) to your mobile device and to your Maricopa Student Email. A college lockdown, evacuation, or necessary college closure are a few examples of emergency notification messages.
The reliability of this system is dependent on the accuracy of your contact information. To receive a CGCC Alert, it is vital that employees update their HRMS personal contact information, and that students update their contact information in the Maricopa Online Student Center at my.maricopa.edu. These instructions show you how.
Three things to do when you receive a CGCC Alert:
- Read the message - don't ignore it!
- Alert other people. During classes, professors and other students may have their cell phones turned off. If you are a student in a classroom, please advise the professor so that he or she may assist in taking appropriate action. If you're at work, let your coworkers know about the alert. It's very important to help spread word of the emergency notification.
- Follow the instructions given with the message. The instructions will be direct and specific to the particular situation. Be sure to follow them carefully. If the situation requires it, additional messages will be transmitted to update you.