Safety & Emergency Communications
Recognizing that multiple means of communication must be used simultaneously should a campus-wide emergency occur, Providence College has implemented "RAVE" Alert, a specialized notification system that can utilize cell phones, campus phones, and e-mail to send emergency messages to students, faculty, and staff.
Information Technology staff have collected available cell phone numbers for all students. Members of the College faculty and staff will be able to "opt in" for this service in the near future.
More than 40 emergency "blue light" telephones are located throughout campus; all emergency calls are received in the Office of Safety and Security, which has the ability to monitor activity in the area through remote cameras. Twenty-five of these emergency telephones have been re-engineered to include a new "Red Light" signal and audible message capability that can be activated to alert students, faculty, and staff of a campus-wide emergency and send an audible message with instructions about what immediate actions individuals should take.*
The College has developed protocols for utilizing campus radio and television communications systems to issue emergency messages.
Campus security vehicles have been retrofitted with public address systems to enable broadcast of emergency alerts and/or instructions.
When information or instructions are broadcast through any of the above communication channels, all members of the campus community should immediately follow the specific instructions provided in that broadcast.