Berkeley College
Emergency Management Plan

Disaster Information Policy

In the event of a disaster in which the safety and health of students and associates are compromised, Berkeley College has established a policy regarding the gathering and dissemination of information.

In the event of an emergency, our toll free number 800-446-5400, will be dedicated for individuals to call and obtain any available information that we have on students, faculty, staff and visitors that may be on location at the time of an emergency.

Our 800 number has multiple phone lines and staff members are trained in our emergency procedures. In an emergency, there will be both English and Spanish speaking operators available to assist with incoming phone calls.

Calls to Locations – Although the College will publicize the 800 hotline, it is anticipated that many calls will go the locations. Therefore, during the time of the emergency, the voice mail on each of the locations will be revised stating:

"You have reached Berkeley College. If you are calling to check on the status of an individual please call 1-800-446-5400. If you are calling for any other reason, please stay on the line."

If classes at the location in question have been cancelled, that will be included on the initial voice mail message.

Following the special message, the normal incoming voice mail message for the location would be played.