IVCC Alerts

IVCC Alerts on your Cell Phone or Email: Emergency Notification System

Your phone number must be listed as a cell phone number in order to receive RAVE alerts. Unsure? Stop by the Records office in CTC-101 or at the Ottawa Center.


IVCC has implemented an Emergency Notification System to notify students so that campus administrators can quickly communicate with students, faculty, and staff in the event of an emergency situation that would require that the campus be closed. The privacy and priority of this information will be preserved and will not be shared with third parties for commercial purposes or any purpose other than this notification system.

All students who have provided a cell phone number to IVCC will be included in the alert system. You need to have SMS text messaging enabled on your cell phone account to receive these messages. IVCC’s Emergency Notification System does not charge students to receive messages. Standard or other messaging charges apply depending on your wireless carrier plan.

Depending on your plan, these messages may carry a per message charge. This alert system will only be used for campus closures (weather or security related), safety notifications as required by law, and once per semester for testing. Students will not be notified of individual class cancellations through this service—students need to check the IVCC website for this information.

It is imperative that students notify the Records Office, CTC-101 or 815-224-0447, of any changes to their cell phone number or email address in order to be notified in case of an emergency.


The emergency notification system will be tested two times per year—once in the fall and once in the spring. This testing is necessary to ensure the system is working when needed during emergency situations.

Opt-Out Procedure

It is strongly recommended that all students remain in the Emergency Notification System through the use of the text messaging feature. Students who choose to opt out will not receive text notifications of campus closures due to weather, safety or other emergency situations. Students will also not receive the text messages regarding safety situations as required by law through the Clery Act. Emails will continue to be sent for these events.

To opt out of the text messaging function, students should text STOP to 67283 or 226787. This will not remove a student from the emergency emails sent out by the college.

Are you not receiving RAVE alerts? Opt back in by texting START to 67283 or 226787.