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Emergency Notification

PPSC Emergency Notification System

PPSC uses an Emergency Notification System to advise its students and employees about emergencies, campus closures, and other situations impacting the college’s campuses. Emergency notifications are sent via text messages to cell phones and email accounts.

Employees and registered students are automatically enrolled in the Emergency Notification System. However, individuals MUST keep their contact information current in order to receive emergency alerts and messages. To confirm or update your information:

  • Log in to the MyPikesPeak Portal.
  • On the Dashboard:
    • Students:
      • Select “Update Personal Information.”
      • Select and update information for “View or Update Addresses and Phones” and/or “Update E-Mail Addresses.”
    • Employees:
      • Select “Personal Information.”
      • Select and update information for “View or Update Addresses and Phones” and/or “Update E-Mail Addresses.”
    • Make desired changes and SAVE.

Sign up for Emergency Notifications

Anyone from the community can register to receive PPSC emergency notifications.

To start receiving emergency alerts and messages, click on the link below and enter your mobile number in the text box below. Depending on your mobile phone service provider/plan, you may incur additional fees for text messages.

Emergency Management

Frequently Asked Questions

When PPSC 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 PPSC calls.

You may check your email or your text messages to locate the link for that message.

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 PPSC so that you can quickly recognize this number as the official source of Pikes Peak State College's 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.

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.

You may request to begin receiving text messages by texting "START" to 237-233 and "HELP" for more information.

Update your personal information through your the myPPSC portal. (See detailed instructions in the red box on this page.)

Anyone from the community can register for PPSC emergency notifications. To start receiving weather and emergency alerts, please sign up by typing your mobile number in the sign-up form box above.

Anyone from the community can stop receiving PPSC emergency notifications by texting STOP to 237-233.

Please call Campus Police at (719) 502-2900 for questions about a notification you received.  You can also email Police@pikespeak.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 myPPSC 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.