Emergency Preparedness

​​​​​​​​​​​SJECCD - Emergency Notification System

The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety to provide an emergency communication system capable of delivering email, text and phone messages.

The purpose of this notification system is to quickly disseminate emergency information to the campus community during critical incidents.

Registered students at Evergreen Valley College (EVC) and San Jose City College (SJCC) and District employees have been enrolled in the program using contact information extracted from Self-Service. This system is provided to enrollees at no additional expense.

Rave Mobile Safety does not charge subscribers to send or receive SMS messages. Standard or other messaging charges may apply depending upon your wireless carrier plan and subscription details. Once registered, you may opt out of SMS messages at any time by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787.

To update your emergency alert contact information, make the changes in Self-Service and the updates will be transferred to Rave Mobile Safety within 72 hours. Alternatively, registered students and employees may log into Rave at https://www.getrave.com/login/sjeccd to change contact information and contact methods. Please note - changes made in Rave will not be transferred to Self-Service. To log into Rave the first time, select "Forgot user password?" and enter your registered email address to receive your password.

You may also register for Rave Guardian mobile application and transform your mobile phone into a personal alarm beacon. In the event of an emergency, critical information you elect to share will be provided to San Jose-Evergreen Community College District to help them more quickly respond and help you. This service is provided to you free of charge by San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. View instructions on how to download the app.

Additional information may be disseminated through any number of communication systems that can be used during an emergency.

These systems include the District website, the College websites, KJCC 104.1 FM, or the Colleges’ Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Run, Hide, Defend

The San Jose Evergreen Community College Police Department provides safety and emergency preparedness training opportunities and resources for our workforce and students. Please participate in these training opportunities and review training resources, as follows:

1. Active Shooter Training Video

Click here to view Run, Hide, Defend YouTube video posted by the San Jose Police or click video below to view.

Since an active shooter situation often occurs several minutes before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.  This Active Shooter Training video presented by the Santa Clara County Police Chief's Association is one of the many proactive steps the San Jose Evergreen Community College District is taking to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff.


Also available in Spanish and Vietnamese

​Emergency Guidelines

Run & Evacuate

  • If an active shooter is on campus and it is safe to escape, run as fast as you can.
  • Run away from the direction of the gunshots.
  • DO NOT stop running until you are safe.
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Help others escape if possible.
  • Keep large objects between you and the threat. 
  • Call 911 when safe.

Hide and Lockdown

  • If unable to escape, create a stronghold. 
  • Lock doors. Turn off lights. Close blinds.
  • Barricade the door and take cover. 
  • Silence cell phones and stay quiet.
  • Call 911 when safe.
  • Do not open the door for anyone.
  • Position yourself to surprise the shooter.

Fight for Your Life

  • Last resort option.
  • Improvise weapons.
  • Act aggressively.
  • Attack as a group.
  • Distract shooter by yelling.
  • Grab shooters legs and limbs.
  • Cover the gun and hold the shooter down.
  • Follow all instructions from Law Enforcement.

Everything You Need to Know

Emergency Guidelines: 408-270-6468
District Police Website

Chemical Incidents

  • Go indoors.
  • Close doors and windows.
  • Seal gaps in doors and windows.


  • Stay Calm. Take keys and personal belongings with you.
  • Exit as a group to a designated area.
  • Wait for further instructions. 


  • Drop and cover under a sturdy object.
  • Hold on.
  • Evacuate if items fall off the shelves
  • Be cautious of potential hazards. 
  • NEVER touch downed power lines.


  • Do not move patient.
  • Call police services and listen to dispatcher instructions.

Emergency Evacuation Maps

Below you will find emergency evacuation maps for each campus as well as the District Office. 

Direct download links are also available below (Right-click, Save link as...).

Evergreen Valley College

San Jose City College

District Office

Evergreen Valley College

San Jose City College

District Office

 NOTE: The District Office has several images. Click on the preview image to access all files.

SJECCD Supporting Page