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 through VIP. 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, access your VIP account.
Frequently asked questions about the Emergency Notification System