Emergency Information (EC Alert)
EC Alert is Elizabethtown College's communications system for sharing important information about situations that affect the safety of our campus community. Typically, EC Alert messages will be delivered to campus community members as emails from the College's EC Alert mailbox.
To enhance our ability to communicate during life-threatening and potentially catastrophic situations, Elizabethtown College entered into an agreement with Blackboard Connect Inc. to provide us with notification services through the Connect-ED Emergency Communications System. Connect-ED allows the College to send EC Alert messages not only to campus e-mail addresses but also to external email addresses, on- and off-campus telephones, and text-enabled devices. The phone calls will appear to come from 717-361-1988, which is the College's emergency hotline. Text messages will appear with the code 23177 or 63079. Emails will come from either EC Alert or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any concerns about the validity of an EC Alert message, please call the College's emergency hotline at 717-361-1988 or visit this website, as the Emergency Management Group also will post emergency notices at these locations.
This contact information-students' mobile phone numbers and the contact information for their emergency contacts-will be collected through JayWeb during Preliminary Check-in, which is held in August and January of each year. Students are responsible for updating this contact information as necessary throughout the semester. The EC Alert system is tested once per semester. The date of the test will be announced in Campus Connections.