BC Safety

  • Broward College Alert

    To aid in the awareness of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, BC combines all its emergency notification systems into a single-system concept called BC Alert. Regardless of which notification methods/technologies are utilized, all emergency notification and warning messages come from BC Alert. 

    Updating Contact Information

    In order for the BC Alert system to be most effective, users must review their contact information and update it as needed. Please see update instructions below.

    Faculty/Staff:

    1. Login to the Broward College Workday.
    2. Click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen.
    3. Click on "View Profile."
    4. Select "Contact."
    5. Select "Edit" and update your contact information appropriately.
    6. When finished, click on "Submit."   

    Students:

    1. Login to MyBC.
    2. Bring cursor to the 'Personal' tab and select 'Change Address'.
    3. Review and update as necessary.
    4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the 'Update'.

    Delivery Methods

    The BC Alert emergency notification system consists of the following delivery methods which are grouped into three categories of primary, secondary and tertiary. Broward College recognizes the following system as the standard by which all emergency communications will be initiated.

    Primary

    These are the primary notification methods that should be relied on the most. In any full-fledged warning, these methods will be utilized, in some cases where only a partial alert may be required, only a select few may be used:

    • HOME PAGE BANNER (www.broward.edu) | The College has the ability to post emergency notification messages on its main website at www.broward.edu. This information is presented as a red banner across the top of the site
    • SMS TEXT MESSAGES | The College has the ability to send SMS text messages to registered phones of current students, faculty, staff and authorized community partners. SMS messages generally contain the nature of the incident, location, and actions to be taken by the affected population.
    • E-MAIL |The College has the ability to send e-mail messages to the official Broward College email addresses of current students, faculty, staff and authorized community partners. E-mail messages are sent through the emergency notification platform and are received as BC ALERT from the address of BCALERT@getrave.com. E-mail messages generally contain the nature of the incident, location, and actions to be taken by the affected population.
    • VOICE PHONE CALLS | The College has the ability to make voice telephone calls to registered phones of current students, faculty, staff and authorized community partners. Voice calls also include communications directly to Classroom Emergency Phones. Voice phone calls generally contain the nature of the incident, location, and actions to be taken by the affected population.
    • DESKTOP ALERTS – TO INCLUDE SELECT PUBLIC DISPLAY MONITORS |The College has the ability to pop up emergency alert messages on the screens of currently running computers, such as classrooms, libraries, computer labs, meeting rooms, offices, as well as Broward College laptops connected to the network.  Desktop Alerts generally contained limited information such as the incident and the specific location.