Platt College Emergency Alert System
Welcome to the Platt College Emergency Alert System. Rave Alert is Platt College’s official emergency notification system used to communicate with students and employees during campus emergencies. Rave Alert is a licensed service Platt College pays for to offer the quickest and most reliable communications possible. This system is used only during campus emergencies that pose a safety concern for the community.
The Jeanne Clery Act (or Clery Act) is intended to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete and timely information about safety on campus. One of the mandates of the Act is to provide these timely warnings and emergency notifications to the campus community. These warnings and notifications are delivered from Platt College via the following main platforms: College e-mail accounts, SMS text messaging, the College's social media accounts, and the College's website.
How to Subscribe and Unsubscribe to Platt College's Emergency Alert System
Your Platt College email is automatically subscribed to the College's Emergency Alert System once you are officially enrolled as a student or for employees upon official hire date. You can add your mobile phone to the system if you wish to receive text alerts; standard messaging rates with your personal phone carrier apply. You cannot opt out of emergency messages delivered to your Platt College-issued email address; however, you can unsubscribe your phone by texting the word STOP to 67283 or 226787. Once you have elected to unsubscribe from the system, please allow up to 24 hours for your subscription to be updated.
How to Update Your Subscription in Platt College's Emergency Alert System
Alerts for Current Students* and Employees
In the event of an emergency or impending threat, Platt College will send emails and text messages to our students. Once you are enrolled as a student or hired as an employee, you are are automatically enrolled in the Emergency Alert System. You may unsubscribe at any time. If you have changed your cell phone number and/or phone carrier (i.e. ATT to Verizon) you must update your information to ensure you are receiving notifications. To make certain Platt College has accurate and current contact information for emergency alert notifications, students should update their information by completing this online form.
*Please note that updating your information through the online form only updates your information for emergency notifications; to update your student account with the College, please log into My Platt College and update your information under edit profile.
Available Subscriptions to Platt College Emergency Alert System
Friends and family members can't subscribe directly, however as a student or employee, you have the option to include additional contact numbers and email addresses in your established account. Students and employees may add additional contact information to their accounts. You may also be interested in reviewing the College's Emergency Preparedness Plan.
One message per quarter is scheduled to test the Platt College Alert system. Depending on your plan, you may be charged by your cell phone carrier for this message. Message and data rates may apply. Alerts sent via SMS may not be delivered to you if your phone is not in range of a transmission site, or if sufficient network capacity is not available at a particular time. Even within a coverage area, factors beyond the control of your wireless carrier may interfere with message delivery, including the customer's equipment, terrain, proximity to buildings, foliage, and weather. You acknowledge that urgent alerts may not be timely received and that your wireless carrier does not guarantee that alerts will be delivered.
The use of this capability will be limited to emergency communications. Emergency communications are defined as urgent notices regarding matters that impact the health and safety of members of the Platt College community and closure of the College campus. This determination will be made only by the President, Vice President, Dean of Nursing, or their designees. Platt College will not give, rent or voluntarily supply your information to any third party for any reason other than emergency notification.
You may return to this page at any time to update your information or unsubscribe completely. You will also be automatically unsubscribed from the Platt College Alert System when you terminate your relationship with the College. Once your Platt College email is deprovisioned, your subscription to the Platt College Alert System will terminate automatically.
Who may use the College's Emergency Alert System?
Platt College's Emergency Alert System is only intended for College employees and current students.
What types of messages are considered emergency messages?
Emergencies are considered any event that poses a safety risk to the Platt College campus community. The most common use of the Rave Alert system is to communicate when the college is closed due to inclement weather. Other types of emergencies may include unexpected occurrences such as tornadoes or power outages, or any unexpected event that poses danger or puts campus safety at risk.
How will I identify incoming messages from the College's Emergency Alert System?
Text messages sent from the College's Rave Alert use what's called short codes. When an individual receives a text via a short code, the message that appears with be from 67283 or 226787. If an individual's carrier or phone does not support short code messaging, messages received will appear to come from Emergency Alert <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Email messages sent from the College's Emergency Alert System will come from Emergency Alert <email@example.com>. PlattCollegeAlerts@plattcolorado.edu. Emergency messages are also automatically pushed through to the College's website and social media accounts.
Will I get SPAM or advertisements?
Nope. We respect your privacy and you will never receive anything except for official Platt College emergency communications. To learn more about your privacy rights, please click here.
Is there a charge for subscribing and using the College Emergency Alert System?
No, this service is free of charge to students and employees. However, depending on your wireless carrier plan, you may be responsible for paying all messaging charges associated with your personal plan.
What mobile phone carriers are supported?
All U.S. mobile carriers are supported.
I am subscribed, but I am not receiving notifications, what should I do?
Oops-there must be a glitch! It could be your cell phone number has been misentered. Help us make sure we have the correct information for you on file by sending an email to IT Coordinator Mark Finken.