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Star Alert - Emergency Notification System

Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College are committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff and faculty. In the interest of ensuring safety, the colleges have implemented Star Alert. Star Alert allows students and employees to receive voice, text and email notifications in the event of campus-related emergencies.

All enrolled students at Anoka Tech and Anoka-Ramsey will be automatically registered to receive Star Alert notifications.

Users can update information and preferences following the directions below. 

Subscribe to alerts

Visit the Star Alert system via Blackboard Portal

Log into Portal with established credentials or select SIGN ME UP!

Choose Contact Info from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the portal

Update contact preferences by selecting Add Address, Add Email or Add Phone. Note: when adding a phone number, select whether VoiceText or TTY notifications are preferred. 

Choose Subscriptions from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the portal

Unsubscribe from alerts

Log into the Star Alert system via Blackboard Portal using your school-issued email address

Choose Subscriptions from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the portal

Select Manage Subscriptions tab

Deselect subscriptions to be removed from update preferences

Select Save to save changes

Manage Notification Preferences

 Log into the Star Alert system via Blackboard Portal

Choose Contact Info from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the portal

Add new items using the Add Address, Add Email or Add Phone icons

Edit or Delete an email address, select Edit (pencil icon) or Delete (trash can icon)

Edit or Delete a phone number, select Edit (pencil icon) and select/deselect message option (Voice, Text, TTY) or Delete (trash can icon)

Select Save to save changes

Subscribe to alerts

Users should direct text messages requesting subscriptions to 23177 for emergency-only alerts and/or 53291 for non-emergency and outreach alerts. 

Subscribe to all Anoka Tech and Anoka-Ramsey alerts

To receive messages from Anoka Tech and Anoka-Ramsey, text SUBSCRIBE ANOKA to 23177 (emergency-only) and/or 53291 (non-emergency and outreach)

Subscribe to campus-specific alerts

To receive messages from specific campuses text SUBSCRIBE ARCCCR (for Coon Rapids campus alerts), SUBSCRIBE ARCCCC (for Cambridge campus alerts) or SUBSCRIBE ATC (for Anoka Tech campus alerts) to 23177 (emergency-only) and/or 53291 (non-emergency and outreach)

Subscribe to all alerts

To receive messages from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, text SUBSCRIBE to 23177 (emergency-only) and/or 53291 (non-emergency and outreach)

Unsubscribe from alerts

Users should direct text messages requesting to stop receiving alerts to 23177 for emergency-only alerts and/or 53291 for non-emergency and outreach alerts.

Unsubscribe from all Anoka Tech and Anoka-Ramsey alerts

To stop receiving messages from Anoka Tech and Anoka-Ramsey, text STOP ANOKA to 23177 (emergency-only) and/or 53291 (non-emergency and outreach)

Unsubscribe from campus-specific alerts

To stop receiving messages from specific campuses text STOP ARCCCR (for Coon Rapids campus alerts), STOP ARCCCC (for Cambridge campus alerts) or STOP ATC (for Anoka Tech campus alerts) to 23177 (emergency-only) and/or 53291 (non-emergency and outreach)

Unsubscribe from all alerts

To stop receiving messages from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, text STOP to 23177 (emergency-only) and/or 53291 (non-emergency and outreach)