EACC offers an emergency alert text messaging service for currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. This optional service will only be used to announce a critical alert such as an unscheduled college closing, or a delay or cancellation of classes due to unforeseen events such as inclement weather.
There is no charge for signing up; however, your cell carrier’s standard text messaging rates will apply. Your user name will be your EACC email address.
The eaccALERT text messaging service is just one of the methods the College will utilize to communicate emergency information to students, faculty, and staff. EACC will continue to use a variety of other communication methods as appropriate, including email, class announcements, telephone system alerts etc.
To sign up for this important service, visit the EACC website at www.eacc.edu and click on the eaccALERT button to get started or click here.
“Act 1233 of 1999 requires colleges and universities in Arkansas to notify students and their parents or guardians of the increased risk of meningococcal disease among students who live in close quarters, such as college or university dormitories. The Act also requires the college or university to advise the students and their parents or guardians that a vaccination is available against this potentially fatal disease. This Act does not prescribe the method of notification. The Act became effective on July 30, 1999.”
The symptoms of this disease are often mistaken for those of influenza- high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, lethargy. A rash, however, indicates bleeding under the skin, evidence that the blood vessels are beginning to collapse- a late sign of meningococcemia. However, if the disease is caught early it can be treated with antibiotics.
Brochures on Meningitis Vaccination are available in the EACC Counseling Center and in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Full-time students should provide proof of immunization against measles, rubella, and mumps at the time of application. According to Arkansas state law, incoming freshman and foreign-born students must provide proof of two doses of MMR immunization. All other full-time students must provide proof of one dose of MMR immunization. Students born on or after January 1, 1957 are exempt from these requirements. EACC recommends current immunizations for all students. Immunization records may be obtained from the Health Department or from the student's high school or family physician.
The immunization record must be signed by a licensed medical doctor or authorized health official, and the month and year must be noted. The date must also be AFTER the student’s first birthday and must be after 1-1-68. Records before 1-1-68 are not valid. State law mandates that proof of immunization be submitted within 30 days of enrollment.
Documents accepted in lieu of immunization include the following:
a copy of a positive laboratory test for immunity to measles and rubella certified by a medical doctor.
a certificate, approved by the Director of the Arkansas Department of Health, signed by a medical doctor licensed by the state of Arkansas, stating that the vaccine would be detrimental to the health of the student.
a notarized form, approved by the Arkansas Department of Health, completed by an official of a recognized church or denomination, stating specifically that immunizations conflict with the tenets and practices of the church of which the student is a member.
Specific immunizations are required for certain programs. Please see the College Catalog - Academic Degrees and Programs section for information about those requirements.