Communications to Campus
Communication to members of the campus community is critical
in any emergency. Information must be provided in a timely fashion
using the most effective modes of communication available.
Certain details of some critical incidents/emergencies may be private
and/or protected by privacy laws such as HIPAA, FERPA, etc. In such
cases, the College must balance the need to respect privacy with the
importance of keeping the College community informed.
Emergency Information Sources
The College will communicate with the campus community (students
and employees) about a critical incident/emergency using one or more
of the following:
- Text Messages
- Voice Mail
- Portal (MyLVC)
- Paper and Digital Signs
- LVC Homepage
- Social Media
In some situations, others (e.g., parents or alumni) may also be
Emergency Warning Siren(s)
The College has a siren system on the roof of the Blair Music Center to notify students and employees of a critical incident with an imminent and/or immediate safety risk. Use of the Siren Warning System will signal an incident with an imminent and/or immediate health and/or safety risk.
*The College conducts a weekly test of the Siren Warning System each Wednesday at 8:45 a.m.
*The College conducts a test of the Siren Warning System and E2 Campus Alert System during the fourth week of each semester through the Office of Student Affairs.
- Remain in a safe location.
- Consult emergency information sources listed here.
- Go to a designated area if directed to do so.
Note: A variety of other critical incidents require ongoing
communication and updates but no immediate action by the majority
of the campus community. In these situations, the College will
provide regular updates as appropriate using the emergency
information sources listed above. For non-critical incidents such
as weather extremes and minor power outages, the College will provide
regular updates as appropriate by email, phone trees, etc.