Emergency Alert Notification

OFTC is committed to ensuring the campus community receives timely, accurate, and useful information in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus or in the local area that poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of campus community members.

Blackboard Connect is a service notification system utilized by OFTC to connect with students and employees through voice, SMS text, email, and social media. It is OFTC’s emergency alert and notification system; emergency messages will be transmitted via this system. Blackboard Connect is a closed, opt-out system; everyone in the campus community is automatically enrolled in the system. Emergency notifications will be made for all significant emergencies and dangerous situations, utilizing the process found in the following paragraphs. The Vice President of Facilities, Planning, and Research and/or Chief, Security and Facilities are responsible for carrying out emergency notification procedures.