AC Alert System Launched in October

New system to provide emergency information to students, faculty and staff.

ADRIAN, Mich. – Adrian College announced today, that beginning in October, up to as many as 80,000 text messages per minute can be sent to students, faculty and staff in cases of emergency. The AC Alert System will send out notices of emergencies such as flash floods, tornadoes or other potentially dangerous situations.

“AC Alert is an integral step towards making Adrian College more connected and informed,” said Wade Beitelschies, director of campus safety.

This system also sends out timely warnings of situations pertaining to the Clery Act. Crimes reportable under this Act are ones that do not post an immediate threat to life or safety, but that, due to the timeliness of receipt of information, may impact the well being of the recipient. AC Alert will identify the issue at hand as well as inform the recipient what they should and should not do.

Students are automatically enrolled in in the program, but are able to opt-out if they so choose. Faculty and staff are able to opt-in to the program as well.

“We are pleased to have AC Alert to help provide safety and security for all members of the Adrian College community,” Beitelschies added.

For more information on the AC Alert system, please contact Wade Beitelschies at