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Emergency Preparedness

Ensuring the safety and well being of students, faculty and staff on campus is a primary commitment of the University. In conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs, the University Police Department has instituted an array of safety measures and programs to deal with emergency issues.

The new Emergency Web site will provide information on the new emergency notification system, helpful links and a downloadable Incident Management Plan (USC Upstate password required to download the IMP).

"Shots Fired," Instructional Videos (network login required)
Shots Fired DVD Cover -small“Shots Fired!” the last thing you’d expect to hear at a college or university. Unfortunately this contemporary, violent event has become a reality in  schools across the country. Today, anyone can become a victim of an Active Shooter, but despite common belief, injury or death does not have to be the inevitable outcome. The key to survival is a proper mindset, knowledge and awareness, which enables action with purpose in this high-stress situation.  You can survive! Shots Fired on Campus is a dynamic training program designed to instill the survival mindset and teaches realistic strategies for dealing with an active shooter situation on campus.

Additional Information
Police and Parking Home

Helpful Links
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Department of Homeland Security
Pandemic Flu Individual Planning

Contact Us
USC Upstate
University Police Department
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5911 or
864-503-5269
Fax: 864-503-5873
Faculty/Staff Directory