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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, e-mail accounts and on-campus Cisco IP speaker phones when unexpected circumstances arise that pose a threat of imminent danger.  

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, e-mail address and work/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 questions about the Emergency Notification System 

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Contact Us  
USC Upstate
Department of Public Safety
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Fax: 864-503-5873
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