Q. Who is Regroup?
A. Regroup is the third party vendor we have contracted with to provide our VGAlert services.
Q. How does it work?
A. Messages informing students, faculty, and staff of a campus emergency or closure will be distributed via this system.
Q. Who receives the messages?
A. Students enrolled for classes at the current time will receive messages, as well as currently employed faculty and staff.
Q. Where will these messages be sent?
A. Initially, they will be sent to your VGCC student e-mail account. For VGCC faculty and staff these messages will be sent to your VGCC e-mail account.
Q. What will I need to know to login to the VGAlert Notification System?
A. You will need to know your myVGCC User ID and password. If you need assistance please submit a helpdesk request
Q. When I update my contact information can I delete my campus provided e-mail address?
A. No. The primary identifier for your account identification is based on your campus provided e-mail address and it needs to remain in the system.
Q. If I am new to the college, do I need to create an account for myself?
A. No, an account will be created for you.
Q. Can I update my record with information so that I can receive text messages on my cell phone?
A. Absolutely! We hope that you do; but we wanted the decision to receive text alerts to be yours. Keep in mind that standard messaging rates may apply and you will be responsible for those fees. Also, the college cannot be responsible for text messages that cannot be delivered due to extenuating circumstances.
Q. Will emergency messages be shared on the college’s Facebook pages?
A. Yes, these announcements will automatically be posted to the VGCC Facebook page. In addition, if you “like/are friends” with the colleges Facebook page a notification will be sent to your personal Facebook page.
Q. What kinds of messages will I receive?
A. You will receive three types of messages: 1) messages sent to test that the system is functioning properly will be clearly identified as test messages. These test messages will be sent out approximately twice a year. 2) Actual alerts about campus emergencies or closures. 3) General communications from the college.
Q. If I update my account at this time, do I need to do it again?
A. No. After you create your initial communications profile you only need to access the system if you wish to make changes.