High Point University has taken great strides to prepare its campus population through all forms of media and avenues to get information out when emergencies occur on or near campus. To accommodate the campus need for Emergency Notification, High Point University has invested in Blackboard Connect. All emergency message notifications that originate from Blackboard Connect™ are called PantherALERTS.
PantherALERTS are used to alert the campus population of emergencies and response procedures to follow during the incident. With the assistance of Blackboard Connect, PantherALERTS sends notifications through text, voice, email, message boards, Informacast, HPU website and social media when necessary. Initial alerts and ALL CLEAR notifications are distributed from within the Security and Emergency Preparedness & Safety departments. Once initial messages are given the additional information is given from the Communications department.