This page offers details about emergency communication with our students, faculty & staff.
Emergency Contingency Plans
Providing a safe environment for students, guests and employees to learn, participate
in personal enrichment activities and work on the campuses is the cornerstone of operations
at Alvin Community College. Efforts are made continuously to ensure people and property
are protected from harm, such as 24-hour patrols and assistance from Campus Police,
mutual aid agreements with local law enforcement agencies, 24-hour access to maintenance
personnel, use of a comprehensive communications network, implementation of comprehensive
and adaptive emergency plans and more. If an emergency does occur, the College’s goal
is to handle it in the most effective manner possible to reduce the likelihood or
level of harm to people and property.
Preparing for an emergency is an individual’s responsibility, as well. When students, guests and employees are familiar with emergency plans and procedures and have personal emergency contingency plans, safety and the ability to respond appropriately to an emergency are greatly enhanced. The College has numerous resources relating to emergency preparedness. In addition to familiarizing yourself with the materials that are listed below, more information can be acquired from ACC Campus Police.
To Report an Emergency
Examples of emergencies include:
- Utility Failures
- Smoke and/or Fires
- Chemical or Radiation Spills
- Serious Weather
- Violent or Criminal Behavior
- Civil Disturbances
- Life or Health Threatening Medical/Psychological Problems
- Transportation Accidents
- Aircraft Accidents on or nearby Campus
- Chemical and/or Other Biological Releases
- Terrorist Attacks
- Bomb Threats
Automated External Defibrillators/ AED
To be Informed of an Emergency
- RAVE Alert is ACC’s Emergency notification system for students, faculty and staff. You are registered automatically so no need to sign up. Click here to learn more.
- School Closings on ABC 13
- KACC Radio and TV – The College’s radio station, KACC 89.7 FM, and television station, KACC TV Channel 16 on Comcast, can broadcast emergency and school operations notifications and instructions.
- ACC Web Site – Information and directions can be published to the College’s Web site (www.alvincollege.edu).
- Campus Marquees – Information and directions can be posted on the College’s outdoor electronic marquees located on Mustang Road and Bypass 35 at the entrance of the Nolan Ryan Center.
- Campus-wide Telephone Address System – The ACC Campus Police can broadcast the emergency and instructions on the campus-wide telephone system.
- ACC E-News – Information and directions can be sent to subscribers of ACC E-News, the College’s monthly electronic newsletter. To subscribe to ACC E-News, click here.
- Media – Local print, radio and television media may be contacted of the emergency and applicable instructions.
- Twitter – Brief updates to Twitter may be implemented, if appropriate, sending readers to other locations for more detailed information and instructions.
- In-house Television System – Information and directions will be able to be broadcasted on the College’s campus-wide television system, which is currently being installed in buildings throughout the main campus.
This document describes an integrated plan for responding to a College emergency. Whenever an emergency affecting the College reaches proportions that cannot be handled by routine measures, the president, or his/her designee, may declare a state of emergency and implement the Emergency Management Plan. It is recognized that the specific actions implemented will be dependent on the nature and severity of the situation. Since an emergency may be sudden and without warning, these procedures are designed to be flexible in order to accommodate contingencies of various types and magnitudes.
Emergency Response Team
Emergency Director: College President or designee
Emergency Coordinator: Chief of Campus Police
Physical Damage: Director of Physical Plant
Financial Impact: Vice President of Financial Services
Academic Impact: Vice President of Instruction
Student Impact Dean of Students
Employee Impact: Director of Human Resources
Legal Considerations: President or designee
Public Information: Assistant to the President
Technology Resources: Director of Information Technology
Student and Academic Impact: Dean of Academic Programs
Student and Academic Impact: Dean of Technical Programs
Student and Academic Impact: Executive Director of Continuing Education
The Emergency Response Team is responsible for implementing the overall Emergency Management Plan . All team members will alert and coordinate additional staff support as needed for meeting the emergency, while the president with the advice of the Planning Team, will make emergency policy decisions and request outside assistance when necessary. Other campus individuals may find it necessary to respond, depending on how the emergency affects their individual units and on what type of additional support service their unit can provide.
Information Technology Emergency Contingency Plan