Emergency Notification System


Because no single system can be 100 percent effective, Pacific Oaks College uses multiple independent communication channels to make sure that information gets out quickly to students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Pacific Oaks Family in the event of an emergency.

RAVE Alert
The RAVE system enables college officials to contact registered members of the Pacific Oaks Family via text message, voice-mail and/or e-mail to apprise them of emergency situations or other ongoing risks to public safety in our campus community.

Emergency Web Site
In the event of a major emergency, information about the status of the college is posted online at www.pacificoaks.edu. Backup web servers are available in the Midwest if Pacific Oaks servers are incapacitated.

Emergency Information Line
Pacific Oaks’ emergency information telephone line, (800) 243-9982, also provides information in the event of an emergency.  The line has a backup system in the Midwest.

OIT Email Notifications
The Office of Information Technology maintains a list of college email addresses for all students, faculty and staff that are used to distribute timely information about crimes as well as emergencies and other situations posing a risk to campus safety.

Departmental Phone Trees and On-call Teams
Campus Administration maintains emergency-notification rosters, on-call systems and phone trees to expedite emergency