By Valeria Pizarro
Do you ever look outside and wonder if classes will be cancelled?
Do you ever wonder how everyone will be notified if there is a gunman on campus?
What about when you’re in need of a safe evacuation route?
Students, you are in luck.
El Paso Community College uses Tejano Alert, a system to notify students, faculty and staff of any news that might affect them or their classes.
“Prior to [the Tejano Alert], people would be notified by word of mouth, it has been a great improvement,” said Captain Joe Barragan of the EPCC Police Department about the efficiency of the system.
As a student or employee of the college, you are automatically sent emails to your college-assigned email.
You can also receive alerts to different devices.
Tejano Alert sends a text message and an e-mail to any addresses and numbers you wrote down on your information when registering at the college.
The Tejano Alerts are sent by the EPCC Police Department as well as other EPCC employees.
“We had 1,000 new people sign up for the Tejano Alert this spring semester, because more people registered when they picked up their parking decals,” Barragan said.
If you need to update any contact information, Barragan said to google search “EPCC Tejano Alert” and once on the EPCC page, follow the pages until you reach the “My Alert Information” page and are asked to enter your username and password.
“People need to be signed up for it,” Barragan said.
“This is the best way to be notified for emergencies.”