DSC Emergency Mass Notification
A crucial aspect of campus safety is the ability to quickly and effectively notify students, faculty, staff, and visitors of danger and to provide clear, intelligible information and instructions during an emergency.
Daytona State College Emergency Mass Notification Syste is built upon a platform of multiple systems using various methods to deliver emergency messages.
Daytona State College also recognizes that the key elements of a mass notification system are the people who use it. These technological improvements have been accompanied by the implementation of new training and coordination efforts to ensure qualified personnel are always available and prepared to effectively use each of the Daytona State College emergency mass notification systems.
DSC Alert is a multi-modal mass notification system that enables DSC to quickly send critical information to the College community via text, phone, and email during an emergency. Students also may receive non-emergency (outreach) communication including information on Registration, Financial Aid, College events, and other messages intended to make the enrollment process easier and improve your DSC experience. All DSC students are automatically opted into DSC Alert when they begin classes and will receive this service at no charge.
After enrolling at DSC, you will receive an email at your DSC email address letting
you know that the system has been activated and providing the link to the page where
you can set up your account and select which types of outreach communications you
would like to receive. The link is https://dsc.bbcportal.com.
Once on the page, click the Sign Me Up! link and follow instructions to set up your account. Please use your DSC email address with the firstname.lastname@example.org format. If you don't do anything, you are automatically opted in, but we encourage you visit the webpage to ensure that your account is set up to your preferences.
It's also important to keep your phone number current in the DSC system. To update your phone number, log in to your MyDaytonaState page and select My Profile > Campus Personal Data > Phone Numbers.
Voice Over IP (VOIP) Phones and Outdoor Speakers
The Daytona State College Voice Over IP (VOIP) broadcasting system allows Campus Safety to broadcast emergency voice messages via speakers throughout our campuses. The Voice Over IP system also allows us to turn hundreds of College phones on our campuses into an emergency broadcast device, broadcasting emergency voice messages over the phones' speakers
Portable Loudspeakers (Bullhorns)
Campus Safety officers are equipped with bullhorns and can be deployed to deliver information and instructions during an emergency.
Daytona State College's Emergency Mass Notification strategy is one of continuous improvement. Campus Safety is committed to researching and exploring new advances in mass notification, as well as upgrading and expanding existing systems to ensure that we are providing safety to the Daytona State College community at the highest possible level.
Information During a Disaster
Daytona State College utilizes various components its mass notification system to provide information during disasters such as hurricances and tropical storms, and to keep the community up-to-date on the status of the College, class cancellations, notices that classes are resuming, etc. In the event of a disaster affecting DSC, monitor the following: