qtags text is supporting an Emergency Alert System for William Jewel College.
The campus-wide Emergency Alert System provides instant cell phone communication to all members of the college community who choose to be a part of the network. The system is reserved exclusively for two specific scenarios: school closings for day classes due to inclement weather and emergency situations that are in progress on the campus.
This is another example how organizations are integrating text-messaging into communication plans, leveraging its accessibility, real-time nature and cost-effectiveness.
The program went live Jan 1 2008 and will continue indefinitely.