Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do when I receive an RVCC ALERTS message?
There are three things you should do when you receive an RVCC ALERTS notification message:
- Read/Listen to the message - don't ignore it!
- Alert other people. During classes, professors and other students may have their cell phones turned off. If you're in a classroom, please advise the professor so that he or she may assist you in taking appropriate action. If you're at work, let your coworkers know about the alert. It's very important to help spread word.
- Follow any instructions given with the message. The instructions will be direct and specific to the particular situation. Be sure to follow them carefully. If the situation requires it, additional messages will be transmitted to update you.
How can I be sure my telephone number won't be given out?
The information you provide for RVCC Alerts belongs to RVCC. Our vendor (Connect-ED) ensures that none of your cell phone or email information will be sold, offered or shared in any way with anyone. It's against federal law for them to share or sell personal student information.
Do students need to register to activate this service?
Yes. All currently enrolled students are strongly encouraged to register and provide their emergency contact information at Register for RVCC Alerts.
What if I attend more than one NH Community College?
If you wish to receive alerts for more than one campus you will need to register for each campus you want to receive alerts from. Keep in mind the reliability of the RVCC Alerts system is dependent on the accuracy of the contact information you provide - please keep it updated.
Do College faculty and staff need to register to activate this service?
No. All College employees are automatically registered for the Alerts system by your College Human Resources office. The Alerts system is dependent on the accuracy of the contact information you provide – so please keep your College Human Resource office aware of any changes in your contact information.
Does this mean that I should leave my cell phone on in class?
Cell phone use is guided by policies and set by the individual instructor.
How much does RVCC Alerts cost?
There is no charge for registering - the total cost is covered by the College. However, costs associated with text messaging are dependent on the phone plan you are on. Some phone plans apply nominal charges for text messages which RVCC alerts will not reimburse, so be sure to check your cell phone contract.
What if I change my cell phone service provider?
When you change cell phone providers, but keep your existing cell phone number, it is considered "ported," and doesn't need to be reregistered for the RVCC Alerts system.
What if I change my cell phone number or my email?
Students should update their contact information online. Faculty and Staff of the College must contact their Human Resources office to update their contact information.
Will I receive unsolicited messages ("SPAM") on my cell phone or email account?
No. RVCC Alerts will not sell your contact info to third party marketers.
How do I stop receiving RVCC Alerts?
Students: You may discontinue receiving messages at any time just as quickly and easily as you registered by removing your contact information from the RVCC Alerts page in the Student Information System. Note that your contacts will be automatically removed from the Alerts system after you have graduated or are no longer registered for classes at the College.
Faculty and staff of the College: Your College Human Resources office will update the availability of your contacts to be used by the Alerts system as your job status changes.
What if I need help registering or changing my contact information?
For registration assistance, students should consult your college’s web site, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty and Staff should contact their Human Resources office for assistance.
CCSNH uses Banner SIS to provide emergency notification services to those who request it. Both CCSNH and the vendor will attempt to provide accurate information and appropriate instruction in a timely manner using the contact information you have provided. By registering for these services, you recognize and agree that neither CCSNH nor the vendor will be held liable in the event of a failure to provide notice or in the event that inaccurate information or faulty instructions are given. CCSNH reserves the rights to use emergency contact information for the critical business of the college but only after other methods of contact have failed. CCSNH and the vendor will not share, sell or otherwise provide your information, without your permission, to any other person or entity.