There is currently no emergency facing the Claremont McKenna College campus, but in the event of an emergency, this space will be used to provide timely information for students, parents, faculty, staff, and other members of the College family. It will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
If a major emergency—such as an earthquake, fire, or hazardous material accident—occurs, the Executive Staff will activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) from which it will direct the College's response. Simultaneously, specially trained response groups will be activated. All efforts are designed to protect students, faculty and staff.
In the event of an emergency, updates will be posted as they become available.
Emergency Notification System
CMC students and employees are automatically enrolled in the College’s Blackboard Connect5 mass notification system. This system allows the College to send emails and text messages to enrollees about critical incidents or dangerous situations. Third parties wishing to enroll in the mass notification system may contact the College’s Information Technology Services at (909) 607-0911.
Individuals responsible for issuing the emergency notification (usually the Campus Safety communications officers and supervisors) will, with the assistance of campus and local first responders, determine the content of the notification. Those issuing the notification will use the following guidelines when determining the contents of the emergency notification:
The first message is intended to alert the community (or appropriate segment of the Claremont Colleges community) of the emergency and the actions they should take to safeguard their and their neighbor’s safety. Messages distributed in this stage of a rapidly unfolding incident will generally be short, precise, and directive.
The second message is intended to inform the community (or appropriate segment of the Claremont Colleges community) about additional details of the situation. This message is generally distributed once first responders and the Emergency Operations Center has additional information about the dangerous situation.
Finally, the third message is the reassure notice that is generally distributed once the situation is nearly or completely resolved. The purpose of this message is to reassure the Claremont Colleges community that the Claremont Colleges or the College is working diligently to resolve the dangerous situation. It can also be used to provide additional information about the situation and where resources will be available.
Claremont McKenna College Emergency Documents
Other Claremont College Campus
Emergency Web Sites