SNAP and Cancellations
SNAP is Student Notification Alert Plan at Eastern Gateway Community College. Students and employees can sign up for this emergency notification system.
Sign up to choose text, voice and/or email alerts about emergencies or closures on campus!
Students sign up here
Employees sign up here
SNAP emergency notification system is designed to quickly send text or voice messages to mobile phones, land lines and email accounts when there is a campus situation YOU need to know about.
When you sign up, you can choose how you want to be notified if there is a college emergency such as a dangerous situation on campus. Signing up for text messages is probably a good choice for most users. But you may also wish to add a land line for receiving voice messages or a personal email account.
This system will also be used for letting you know if the campus is closed due to a snowstorm. You won’t even have to get out of bed to find out if classes are canceled!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I register?
The SNAP system is designed to save you critical time in a true emergency. It can also provide you convenience in the event of a campus closure. Additionally, if you are in a classroom when an emergency occurs, your cell phone may be a vital communications link for you.
Under what circumstances will I receive a SNAP alert?
SNAP alerts are used during emergencies that threaten life, safety, or property and/or severely impacts normal campus/college operations. No "spam" will be sent.
What are the optional weather alerts?
On the sign-up page, you may check a box to receive weather warnings (based on NOAA information) for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. These messages are automatically generated each time a severe weather warning is issued by the National Weather Service. To reduce the number of messages, you will not receive warnings for "Alerts" or "Advisories."
I don't like texting. Should I still register my cell phone?
Yes. You can sign up to receive computer-generated voice messages on your cell phone. This is a good option for those who don’t like text messaging and those who want to avoid text messaging charges from their phone carrier.
How many messages will I receive?
Those signing up for emergency alerts will probably only receive two to four messages each year, based on the number of times the campus usually closes each year. However, if there is a more serious type of campus emergency, numerous messages may be sent in a single day to make sure everyone has the latest information.
Will the SNAP system work if there is a power failure?
All systems, including email and text message systems are subject to failure due to emergencies or disasters. While SNAP is a valuable addition to our existing emergency notification systems, we cannot guarantee that it will work in all emergencies.
I don't want to receive messages anymore. How do I unsubscribe?
At any time, you can simply return to this web page and click the above link. Enter the contact information you wish to unsubscribe and confirm your selection. Additionally, you can reply STOP to a text message to unsubscribe.
How do I update my information if my contact information has changed?
The way the system is currently configured, you'll just need to unsubscribe your old number and re-subscribe with your new information.
Is there a charge for registering to receive messages through SNAP?
This is a free service provided by Eastern Gateway Community College. However, your cell phone provider may charge you for receiving text messages (SMS). Check your service agreement for details. Service costs from your cellular provider are your responsibility.
SIGN UP TODAY!
To sign up, click these links to get a full list of options:
Students sign up here
Employees sign up here
If you just want text messages, you can text to 69310 using the following codes:
FOR STUDENT ALERTS:
Jefferson County Campus, text EGCC1
Valley Center, text EGCC2
Choffin Career and Technical Center, text EGCC3
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, text EGCC4
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, text EGCC5
Trumbull Career and Technical Center, text EGCC6
Warren Center, text EGCC7
FOR STAFF ALERTS:
Jefferson County Campus, text 1EGCC
Valley Center, text 2EGCC
Choffin Career and Technical Center, text 3EGCC
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, text 4EGCC
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, text 5EGCC
Trumbull Career and Technical Center, text 6EGCC
Warren Center, text 7EGCC
Be sure to send just the one word. If you have text signature set, you’ll need to turn it off for this. You will receive a confirmation message when you are successfully registered.
You can also choose to add severe weather warnings. If the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning, you’ll be automatically notified.
This information will be used solely for the SNAP alert system and will not be shared with any other entity.
For more information, contact:
Eastern Gateway Community College
4000 Sunset Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952
Cancellations of classes and college closings occur periodically. You may check cancellations at www.cancellations.com. If the site does not appear, try typing in this URL www.cancellations.com.
In the section for messages, an instructor may leave assignments.
Additionally, for those taking EGCC classes at Choffin Career and Technical Center, Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, and Trumbull Career and Technical Center -- your instructor will give you information about the cancelation procedure. If the career center hosting the college class is closed due to the weather, the college class is canceled.