- SUCCESS PROGRAM
Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas continues to provides their students, staff, and facility with immediate communications for any emergency that may occur at Tarleton State using Omnilert’s e2Campus. Their emergency notification system, known as Code Purple, is used to send different types of alerts through multiple devices for emergencies ranging from inclement weather to intruders on campus.
Tarleton State has been using Omnilert's e2Campus as their emergency notification provider since 2007. Kent Styron, Director of Risk Management and Compliance, says that it has been a very reliable system for them. Styron, and the entire Risk Management and Compliance team, understand that “like most things, however, there is a process that must be followed in order to ensure that there is no mistake. The operations behind Code Purple is one of them.”
For Styron, it’s about more than just alerting the campus with a text or email. They need to make sure that the alert they send is being received and everyone knows what to do next. It’s key for them to send follow-up information to notify the campus community if additional actions are warranted.
Tarleton State University continues to make the safety of their campus a top priority. To read more about how Tarleton State University is using their emergency notification system to keep their entire campus safe please read the full article here.
No organization wants to think about the day that an emergency might happen at their facilities, especially an active shooter crisis, but it is something that each organization must prepare. Not only is mass emergency preparation a legal obligation, but most would argue that it is a moral one. You want to keep your people informed and out of harm’s way. If there’s an emergency, people expect to be notified and provided the guidance to remain safe. There are many alerts that we have grown accustomed to receiving such as weather alerts, Amber or Silver Alerts, or even local emergency alerts. So, if there’s an active shooter emergency in the vicinity, people expect to be alerted in a similar fashion.
Severe weather can happen at any time. Depending on the season and your location, weather threats can range from thunderstorms and tornadic activity to hurricanes, Nor’easters, or even a wintry mix. Having emergency communication plans and an automated method of distributing said communications in place helps ensure you and the people you are responsible for are kept safe and informed during severe weather season - no matter which season.
Of all the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act college and university communities most frequently associate it with the timely warning. As an original part of the 1990 law timely warnings have fundamentally changed how students and employees learn about campus crime in a way that is now firmly enshrined in their cultures as it is what they most frequently see.