Red Alert System

It is the policy of the Dickinson College Department of Public Safety to communicate accurate, timely information to members of the campus community in the event of a crisis, serious crime, emergency or other situation which may impact the safety of the community. It is further the policy of this department to maintain compliance with applicable features of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as mandated by the Department of Education.

Emergency Services Red alert

In the event that a disaster or crisis arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief of the Department of Public Safety or his/her designee, in consultation with other administrators, constitutes an ongoing or immediate threat, a campus wide alert will be issued. The alert will be issued by the Department of Public Safety through the Red Alert system and may also be sent through the college e-mail system to students, faculty and staff. Depending on the particular circumstances of the incident, the Department of Public Safety may also post the notice on the Public Safety Web site.

What the Red Alert System Means to You
The College's alert system enables emergency response team members to communicate with students, staff and faculty in minutes by sending a message via a number of contact methods-including e-mail, text messaging, and cell phones. Red Alert will only be used during emergencies and for system testing. This is a free service to members of the Dickinson College community.

Your Help Is Critical
The success of this service relies on you to provide accurate contact information. To receive emergency alerts from Dickinson Red Alert, please sign up by following these instructions:

  1. Log into the Dickinson Gateway on the Web at
  2. Follow the instructions in the Dickinson Red Alert channel, follow the link "Have your authorization code? Sign up now."
  3. When prompted, enter your authorization code, and follow onscreen instructions. Your auth code is:

Please register as soon as possible. Having your latest contact information in our notification system is the only way to ensure that we can quickly communicate with you in an emergency. Thank you for your participation in this important program.

Red Alert and Red Alert System test records will be maintained on the Web site of the vendor (Everbridge). The Red Alert system will be tested at least twice a year. A copy of each message and test documentation will also be maintained at the Department of Public Safety. Red Alert notifications will remain on file at Public Safety for a period of at least 3 years from the date of the alert.