In accordance with the Clery Act, LIM College will notify the campus community without delay upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff on campus. Warnings may only be withheld if they would compromise efforts to contain the emergency.
LIM COLLEGE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
At LIM College we take the safety of our students, faculty and staff very seriously. We are committed to protecting the College community in the event of an emergency on campus or in New York City. To achieve this, the College has partnered with Twenty First Century Communications to implement the LIM College Emergency Notification System.
In the event of an emergency on campus or in New York City, College authorities are able to quickly communicate to all students, faculty and administrative staff who have registered online with the LIM College Emergency Notification System. Students are required to register for the emergency mass notification system at the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester during orientation. In a matter of minutes, each registered member of the LIM community will receive a communication alert from LIM College authorities. The alert will be sent to each of the communication devices that a student, faculty or staff member specifies during their initial registration, including email accounts, cell phones, land lines and text messaging devices. Additional contact information may be added or current information may be updated at any time.
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FAQ
How is an emergency being defined?
LIM College will only use the Emergency Notification System when it is imperative to contact students, faculty and staff as quickly as possible. This can include, but is not limited to, cancellation of classes or LIM College closures due inclement weather, a fire requiring the evacuation or closing of a building; or an ongoing criminal incident that requires members of the LIM College community to take action to ensure their safety. Email will still be used to provide important information in a timely manner for situations that do not rise to the level of an emergency.
What contact information should I provide?
The Emergency Notification System allows you to provide up to three phone numbers and two email addresses. By default, your LIM College email account will be one of those email addresses. You can then add another email address you use frequently (for example: Hotmail or Gmail), a cell phone number where you receive text messages, and other telephone numbers (examples: your cell phone, your dorm room or apartment, your parent's home) you would like to receive the emergency voice message. We encourage you to add as many points of contact as possible, as it will increase the likelihood of being promptly notified in an emergency situation.
Why should I sign up for more than one way to get an emergency message?
An emergency can happen at any time and while you are in any place. Having more than one way for LIM College to contact you helps ensure that you will get the necessary notification and information as quickly as possible.
What will show up on my caller ID or in my email account when I am contacted by the Emergency Notification System?
Your caller ID displays (866) 669-9442 when the Emergency Notification System contacts you with a voice message. We recommend that you pre-program this number into your phone as "LIM Alert" so that you will know when you are being contacted by the Emergency Notification System. Email message alerts are sent by firstname.lastname@example.org. We recommend you add this address to the "Safe" address list for your external email account. When you receive a text message the sender's ID varies based on your individual carrier.
Can I sign up to receive (SMS) text messages on more than one cell phone?
No. You can only receive text messages on one cell phone number. You can opt to receive voice messages on two phone numbers.
Can I receive both text and voice messages on the same cell phone?
Yes. You must enter the cell phone number in both the text message box and in the phone number box.
What should I do if I get a new phone number or email address?
Once you have signed up for the Emergency Notification System, you can log on and update your information at any time. Use your LIM College email address as your username and enter the password you created when you signed up.
Once I sign up, do I need to do anything else?
You will need to sign up for the Emergency Notification System at the beginning of each academic year. LIM College sends an email to all students, faculty and staff as a reminder to sign up. Your information is cleared from the system at the end of every academic year so it is important that you take the time to re-register.
How will my contact information be used?
The information you provide will only be used for the Emergency Notification System. It is kept private and confidential and will not be shared with any other entities.
Can parent(s) be notified of an emergency by the Emergency Notification System?
The Emergency Notification System is designed for current students, faculty and staff. However, if you choose to enter your parent(s) phone number or email address on the sign-up form, they will be able to receive messages from the Emergency Notification System.
If I choose text messaging as one of my methods of contact, will LIM College reimburse me for the cost of text messages received from the Emergency Notification System?
No. Please keep in mind that signing up to receive text messages is optional. While we recommend that you designate as many points of contact as possible, you may choose to limit your methods of contact to email and voice mail.