Safety and security for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Austin Community College District (ACC) remain the top priority for the college. The college will put its training to practice during Emergency Preparedness Week from Monday, January 30, to Friday, February 3.
Emergency Preparedness Week takes place every spring, summer, and fall semester during the third week of the semester. It is designed to help employees and students prepare for the best actions to take in the event of an emergency on campus or within the district. Districtwide, ACC also will test and practice its emergency response procedures with drills and test runs of the ACC Emergency Alert System.
The college encourages everyone to verify or update their contact information online to receive emergency notifications. Families and media also may register to receive alerts directly from the college. During the week, ACC will send messages and text alerts to all registered accounts and on the ACC homepage and social media.
How to Prepare:
- View the ACC Emergency website for detailed information about various types of emergencies.
- Bookmark the page on your phone and computer.
- Get connected to ACC on social media. ACC emergency alerts and updates are available on Facebook and Twitter.
- Know the Emergency Egress Plan. Maps are posted on every campus and in classrooms to identify locations for emergency exits, rescue assistance, Automated External Defibrillators, shelter-in-place, and evacuation rally points.
For more information on ACC’s emergency response and procedures, visit austincc.edu/emergency.