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AlertU FAQ

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What is the Emergency Notification System?

The Santa Barbara Community College District’s AlertU Emergency Notification System will enable the colleges and the district to communicate with you quickly in the event of an emergency via text message. The system will ONLY be used in case of emergency. (Three (3) test messages are sent per year). 

In what situations will a message be sent?

A SMS/Text message will be sent only to inform you of an imminent emergency, such as a fire, earthquake, threat of violence, or chemical hazard, or of significant other events such as a school closing or power outage.

Is my contact information secure?

Subscriber information submitted for the AlertU Emergency Notification System will be kept private and confidential. It will not be shared with other entities, but used only to communicate with you in the case of an emergency.


If you have not yet done so, please take a moment to go to the AlertU website page to enter or update your contact information. 

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