Lansing Community College

What to expect from college communications in an emergency

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Communication is critical in emergency situations of all kinds, and the college is dedicated to providing you with information you need as quickly as it can. Here are some of the tools we can use in an emergency situation.

  • LCC Alerts: As a student, you are automatically signed up to receive LCC Alerts to your LCC email address. If you are interested in receiving these emergency messages via text on your cell phone and in your personal email – and we recommend you do! – enter your contact information into the “Personal Information” section of Banner. You will never receive any communication other than emergency information by entering your personal information into Banner.


  • Public Address: In dangerous emergencies that require the immediate attention of everyone on campus, LCC can also use its public address system. This system allows Public Safety to speak to everyone on all campuses using the speakers in the fire alarms. On the Downtown Campus, LCC can also use speakers in the Granger Clock Tower to address people who are outside. West Campus also has an outdoor “Big Voice” public address systems for emergencies.


  • Social media,, and other communication tools: In an emergency, LCC often posts information to its social media pages and in an orange banner across the top of all webpages. Depending on the nature of the emergency, LCC also might communicate with local media like newspapers and TV stations, and/or utilize the internal digital signs located around campus.

Inevitably, you will not know as much as you want to know in the first moments of an emergency, because it takes some time to gather and confirm information. The college will communicate as much information as it can as quickly as it can. Information is a vital tool to help you keep safe, and the college will provide updates as they are available.

In the hours, days and weeks following an emergency, you can also expect to receive updates via the college’s usual communication methods, as appropriate. You can learn more about the college’s emergency preparedness online.


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