LC Alerts

LC Alerts is a vital emergency notification system designed to keep members of the Lewis & Clark campus community safe during an emergency situation. The system provides immediate and confirmed information about an ongoing threat or emergency situation on campus or in the surrounding area, which requires immediate action from the community to remain safe.

The philosophy behind LC Alerts is to provide consistent messages across all platforms to reach as many members of the campus community as possible in the shortest time possible. This ensures that all members of the community receive timely notifications of the ongoing situation and can take appropriate action to stay safe.

Lewis & Clark sends emergency notifications via the Rave Mobile Safety platform.

The LC Alerts system utilizes various components, depending on the nature of the situation.

  • Text messaging: Allows the system to reach mobile users who may be away from their computers or offices. All community members are automatically enrolled in the text alert system.
  • Email: All email addresses automatically receive LC Alerts, so it’s not necessary to register for this service.
  • Website banner: LC Alerts will be displayed on the top banner of the Lewis & Clark website, providing a clear and visible message to all visitors to the website.
  • X (Twitter): LC Alerts may be sent via Lewis & Clark’s X (Twitter) account ( for some incidents.

The system is tested once per semester or twice a year. If you believe that you should be receiving emergency notifications on your mobile phone or personal email address and are not, please submit a ticket to the IT service desk.

Instructions for updating your cell phone number…

Do you live in the Portland - Vancouver metro region? Consider signing up for PublicAlerts to receive lifesaving info when an emergency is happening in the Portland - Vancouver metro area.