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What Emergency Alerts Look Like

DCCCD Emergency Alerts allows you to choose how you want to be notified of an emergency: by email, through a recorded message on your phone or by text message. Choose any or all methods of notification. There is no charge to receive alerts, but standard text message charges from your cellphone provider will apply.

Here’s what your alerts from DCCCD Emergency Alerts will look like:

By email:

email message


By text message:

text message

By voice message:

voice message

When you pick up the phone, you will hear a computer-generated female voice giving the message.

Example of message:

Severe weather in BROOKHAVEN College campus area. Take immediate shelter. Move to marked (Safer Zone) areas. If not at campus, STAY AWAY! (DCCCD Alert). Take immediate shelter. A storm and/or tornado reported near Brookhaven College. Move to marked 'Safer Zone' areas. If not at campus, STAY AWAY for your own safety. We'll update you as soon as we are able to. See: — Dallas County Community College District.

DCCCD Emergency Alerts are sent to the email address you provided to us when you registered for classes. So be sure to update your email address if it has changed recently. To be sure you receive a timely alert, consider also signing up for a backup notification method.  It’s easy to update your email address — or to request that you also be alerted by phone call or text message or both. How quickly you receive the alert by phone or text may vary according to your cellular network.

You have the option to opt out of receiving emergency alerts.

The names of colleges and locations may be abbreviated in text and email messages. Here is a list of abbreviations for the seven colleges of DCCCD:

  • Brookhaven: BHC
  • Cedar Valley: CVC
  • Eastfield: EFC
  • El Centro: ECC
  • Mountain View: MVC
  • North Lake: NLC
  • Richland: RLC