Emergency Alerts

Harper College is prepared to respond to emergencies and urgent situations that require immediate action. A trained team of police officers, health and counseling experts, student affairs professionals and faculty form a coordinated group (HEAT) that is able to manage a wide range of potential situations.

Harper Alert – Emergency messaging system

The Harper Alert system enables the College to send timely notifications -- by email, phone and text message simultaneously -- to Harper students, employees and registered contractors or community members. In the event of an emergency, Harper Alert will provide information about the nature of the emergency, what to do and where to get additional details. In addition to the automated alert system, emergency notifications will be posted to Harper's website and social media.

Some examples of the types of information you might receive in an emergency:

  • Campus closure for weather or other circumstances
  • Shelter in-place or evacuation order
  • Avoid a certain area of campus because of a localized emergency

Current Students and Employees

All current students and employees are automatically enrolled in the Harper Alert system. The Harper Alert system broadcasts messages to Harper-issued email addresses as well as telephone numbers that students and employees have provided the College.

Parents and Community Members

Parents and community members can enroll in the system by going to Harper Alert.

Add/Update Contact Info: Personal Email Addresses and Phone Numbers

You may add personal email addresses as well as additional phone numbers by logging into Harper Alert. (Your username is your Harper College email address. If you do not know your password, use the Forgot Password feature. If you need assistance, contact the Service Desk at 847.925.6866). The information you provide is kept completely confidential and will only be used for the Harper Alert system.