R-MC takes the safety of our entire community seriously. R-MC Alerts is designed to provide rapid text messaging and e-mail communications to R-MC students, faculty, staff and the R-MC Community in the event of a campus emergency.
R-MC Alerts Account Options:
>> Create a new account.
>> Manage an existing account.
Sign up here to receive R-MC Alerts text messages on your mobile device and/or an e-mail address.
An email-only option is also available within the R-MC Alerts system. R-MC will only issue emergency alert messages and limited test messages across this service.
Please note that you must have SMS text messaging enabled on your cell phone account in order to receive cellular text messages from the R-MC Alerts system. Please review your cell phone service plan to determine if you are enrolled in SMS text messaging. Depending on your cell phone calling plan and service provder, SMS messaging may carry an additional, nominal charge per message; R-MC will not be responsible for any additional charges incurred from enrolling in this service.
What is R-MC Alerts?
The R-MC Alerts system is designed to enhance and improve communication so that all members of the Randolph-Macon College community can stay informed in the event of an emergency. This service utilizes services provided by e2campus that allow for SMS text messaging across cell phone networks, and/or email messages to communicate important information in the event of an emergency -- please note that the R-MC Alerts service is strictly opt-in.
Who can enroll in R-MC Alerts?
The entire R-MC Community is invited to enroll in R-MC Alerts. This includes all current students, faculty, staff and parents.
How do I enroll?
Visit the e2campus web site and follow the on-screen prompts to sign-up using your SMS-capable mobile device. An email-only option is also available through the link at the bottom of the page.
How can I get more information once I receive an Alert?
Due to limitations inherent in SMS text messaging, R-MC will only be able to provide brief and critical information in the actual Alert message. Further information about the emergency may be made available through the college web site, R-MC email accounts and/or other established emergency communications methods.
Will I receive advertising messages via this service?
Absolutely not! Both R-MC and e2Campus will only use your contact information to transmit communications to you in the event of an emergency, or when the broadcast systems require necessary tests. Your contact information will not be provided to advertisers or third parties.
What types of alerts will be sent?
Messages sent through R-MC Alerts may involve, though not be limited to: school closings, fires, severe weather, accidents involving utilities, accidents involving nearby rail and road networks, life safety, crime watches or natural disasters. R-MC Alerts messages will contain brief, important information for immediate action -- further details will then be made available through R-MC's established emergency communications methods. The system will not be used for routine announcements.
Where can I find out more about R-MC Alerts?
Questions or comments about R-MC Alerts can be addressed by R-MC Campus Safety. The campus safety office is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact the Office of Campus Safety please dial "0" from an campus phone or 804-752-4710 from off-campus.