Emergency Alert System

Cornell College uses the R.A.M. (Rapid Alert Messaging), an Emergency Notification System used to assist in campus-wide notification of physical threats or other emergency safety measures. This system disperses instant and simultaneous text messages to all faculty, staff, and students who have registered their cell phone numbers for this program.

All students, faculty, and staff members are highly encouraged to sign up. It takes only a minute to register and there is no cost for registration. Participants will be charged standard text messaging fees for receiving messages; however, the R.A.M. Emergency System will only be used for urgent notifications requiring your immediate attention. No junk mail will be issued and the company handling this service will not distribute your phone number(s) to other companies. Numbers provided for the R.A.M. Emergency Notification System are for mass text message notification only and will not be used for individual contact purposes. Additionally, R.A.M. Emergency Notification System users can also elect to be provided with campus notifications regarding email and internet outages.

Please note: Some students may have already provided a cell phone number to the college for personal contact purposes, but the college cannot register you for this service. So even if you have provided Cornell College with your cell phone number, you still need to register for the R.A.M. Emergency Notification System.

What if I can’t use my cell phone in class? Enrollment in the R.A.M Emergency Notification System does not circumvent classroom polices established by faculty in regard to cell phone use. As stated earlier, the mass notification is just one of several methods of communicating to the campus during times of emergency and safety concerns.

Additional information about the mass notification system can be found on the Rave website at https://www.ravemobilesafety.com/

Questions or concerns about the R.A.M. Emergency Notification System can be addressed by the Director of Campus Safety (ext 4518).