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USC Upstate Emergency Notification System

USC Upstate’s Emergency Notification System (SpartAlert) is a mass notification system that enables students, parents, faculty and staff to receive critical information and updates via text messages to cell phones, email accounts, University homepage and social media when unexpected circumstances arise that pose a threat of imminent danger.  

This system is used for such situations as tornado or other weather-related emergency, man-made disaster (fire, chemical spill or release, etc.), active shooter or major power disruption that causes class cancellation/school closing. The system is not used for routine campus announcements/news, street or parking lot closings, or other routine information dissemination.

SpartAlert is used in combination with other communication channels such as electronic signage, a coordinated use of public media outlets and a 24-hour recorded Emergency Hotline, (864) 503-5599.

As part of the USC Upstate campus community, you are strongly encouraged to register for SpartAlert. Students should register through https://my.sc.edu/ while faculty and staff should register through https://vip.sc.edu/. With everyone’s participation, this system strengthens emergency preparedness. You must sign up for the service in order to receive alerts.  Participants are asked to provide a cell phone number, email address and alternate phone in order to receive the alerts in the event of an emergency. To register, students should access their https://my.sc.edu/ account and faculty and staff should access their https://vip.sc.edu/ account.

Frequently asked questionsabout the emergency notification system are available.

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Spartanburg, SC 29303
Fax: 864-503-5873
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