Alert System

In a continuing effort to communicate during times of emergency, PPCC provides notifications via text, email, and voice messaging. If you are a registered student and/or employee you are automatically subscribed into this system, with no action required on your part.

Sign up for Emergency Notifications

Anyone from the community can register for PPCC emergency notifications.

To start receiving weather and emergency alerts, please sign up by typing your mobile number in the text box below.

As a reminder, Students, Faculty and Staff are automatically enrolled and do not need to sign up using this form.

Please note that this is a self-service portal and is not updated by PPCC.  Therefore, you must keep your contact information up-to-date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I see a caller ID display of 719-502-2411. Who is this?
When PPCC sends a call out using the notification system, it will always display Caller ID information. Please save this number on your cell phone to quickly identify PPCC calls.

Q. I received the voice message but I missed the information. What should I do?
You may check your email or your text messages to locate the link for that message.

Q. From what number will these text messages display?
You will see 237-233 as the text messaging number sending you the confirmation message and all subsequent messages. Please save this number and program it as PPCC so that you can quickly recognize this number as the official source of Pikes Peak Community College's messages.

Q. What is an SMS or text messages?
SMS stands for Short Message Service and is a service that allows short text messages to be sent via mobile phones (up to 160 characters). The message is read on the display of the mobile phone and is generally known as texting. You can check with your mobile phone provider to find out if your device accepts SMS. You may need to subscribe to a text messaging plan in order to receive or reply to text messages.

Q. How does the notification system respond to busy signals or no-answer situations?
For busy signals, the call will be repeated several times in an attempt to reach you. The same is true for no-answer and call-waiting. If the phone is answered by a message recorder, the message will be left on the answering device. If, after several attempts, the call does not successfully go through, the system will stop attempting and report your number to be busy.

Q. What if I opted-out but later decide I would like to opt-in again?
You may request to begin receiving text messages by texting "START" to 237-233 and "HELP" for more information.

Q. If I change my email, address, or phone number, how do I update it?
Update your personal information through your the myPPCC portal. (See detailed instructions in the red box on this page.)

Q. If I am not a student, faculty, or staff, can I receive notifications from PPCC?
Anyone from the community can register for PPCC emergency notifications. To start receiving weather and emergency alerts, please sign up by typing your mobile number in the sign-up form box above.

Q. If I am not a student, faculty, or staff, how do I stop notifications from PPCC?
Anyone from the community can stop receiving PPCC emergency notifications by texting STOP to 237-233.

Q. If I have more questions, who should I contact?
Please call Campus Police at (719) 502-2900 for questions about a notification you received.  You can also email Police@ppcc.edu and an administrative assistant will get back to you as soon as possible during business hours. 

Update your Information 

Students and employees may update their contact information by logging into myPPCC and selecting the "Update Personal Information" option.

  1. From the Welcome Tab, after logging in go to "Dashboard"
  2. Then, click on "Update Personal Information"
  3. Select "View or Update Addresses and Phones" or "View or Update E-Mail Addresses"
  4. Make desired changes and save your work.

Log Into myPPCC