Severe Weather Policy and Procedure

Decisions regarding conditions affecting Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) during emergency/severe weather will be made by the vice president of Academic Affairs (VPAA), after consultation with the president. Announcements to employees and students concerning closing of college facilities, opening late, or closing early will be made as early in the day as possible. GNTC will announce closings or delayed openings through GNTC Alert, GNTC’s website, and on GNTC’s Facebook page. The college will not announce that it is open, only closings or delayed openings. It is the responsibility of each person to use their best judgment to decide if it is safe to travel.

In the event of severe/inclement weather GNTC will communicate to students, faculty, and staff using the following methods:

GNTC e2Campus Alert - Opt-in Enrollment

To provide GNTC faculty, staff and students with timely emergency and weather closing notifications, the college has implemented the GNTC e2Campus Alert notification system. THIS IS AN “OPT-IN” SERVICE: YOU MUST CREATE YOUR OWN ACCOUNT AND ENTER YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS. If you do not create an account, you will not be notified of emergencies and weather/campus closings.

GNTC Alert Delivers messages via SMS (text message to your cell phone), email, and voice phone calls, and when you enroll you may enter any number of contact numbers/email addresses where you wish to receive notifications. Sign up is quick and easy, and GNTC pledges that your information is confidential and used ONLY for notification via GNTC Alert You will not be spammed, and GNTC will NOT use this system for “routine reminders” (such as registration deadlines, etc.) GNTC’s e2Campus Alert will be used exclusively for emergency and weather/campus closing messages.

Sign up here for GNTC Alert system.