Emergency Communication Systems

The ACC Emergency Alert system has many components. Depending on the level of emergency or threat, some or all of the components will be used to help you stay informed.

Email and Text Messaging

The ACC Emergency Alert system sends safety and security-related notifications via email and text message. ACC Emergency Alerts advise you of threats on campus, certain crimes that were reported, impending weather, and campus closures. Verify or update your information at ACC Emergency Alert.

Emergency Message Boards and PA Speakers

Emergency message boards in campus classrooms and hallways display messages in the event of an emergency. Many also are equipped with speakers to broadcast the same message.

Other PA Speakers

ACC Police cars and some campus fire system panels also have public-address capabilities.

ACC Website and Emergency Webpage

The college posts emergency information on its homepage and emergency webpage. Visit these pages for information on emergency alerts, college closures, or other cancellations.

Facebook and X

ACC uses Facebook and X to share emergency alerts and updates.

Help Desk Information Line

The Help Desk can communicate the emergency messages. Call 512-223-4636.


Emergency messages can be distributed to the screens of college IP phones.

Channel 19

Emergency messages can be scrolled across the bottom of the screen on Channel 19.

Campus Monitors

Emergency messages can be posted on campus monitors.

Local Media

The college works with local media outlets to keep the community informed, particularly in the event of weather-related closures.

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