Alerts for Spartanburg Community College
Important information you may need in the event of an emergency or unexpected event (such as campus closings and delays) will be posted on this page as soon as possible. SCC administration manages this information.
SCC Policy for Closings and Delays
Receive emergency notices and alerts for SCC via Twitter
How to Receive Alerts from SCC911 via Twitter
You may opt to receive emergency notices and alerts from SCC through your personal Twitter account when you opt to follow SCC911. In the event of an emergency or unexpected, urgent events, we will post relevant information to various media, including "tweeting" from our SCC911 Twitter account. Please note SCC911 will only post emergency/urgent information. This is NOT the same as the college's events, news and fun account, which is managed separately.
Follow SCC's Twitter account named SCC911 from your own personal Twitter* account. If you do not have a Twitter account and would like to set one up, visit http://www.twitter.com.
After you have set up your personal account with Twitter, use the instructions below to follow SCC911.
- Log into your Twitter account
- Select “Find People” (upper right)
- Under “Who are you looking for?” type: SCC911, then select “Search”
- Select the “Follow” icon to the right of SCC911 bio
- You are now following SCC911 on Twitter and will receive "tweets"to your account
- To set up TEXT MESSAGES to your PHONE see below...
Text Messages to Your Phone from SCC911 via Twitter (Note: your personal Twitter account must be set to receive text messages in order for this to work properly. To update your Twitter settings, log into your Twitter account, then select “Settings” from upper right toolbar, then “Mobile”. Follow instructions to set and verify your phone. While Twitter does not charge for an account, your standard phone rates apply*, such as text plan, so please be aware of any costs you may incur.)
• Send a text from your phone to 40404: FOLLOW SCC911
System Tests: Test “Tweets” are sent from SCC911 on the 1st of each month between noon and 12:30pm. If you do not receive a test Tweet once you have signed up, please contact IT Help Desk at ITsupport@sccsc.edu or (864) 592-4682.
*Twitter does not charge for this service. Standard message and data rates may apply. See Twitter Terms of Service at https://twitter.com/tos
SCC Policy for Closings and Delays
Occasionally inclement weather may cause closings or delays at Spartanburg Community College. The College has procedures in place to make decisions regarding any closings/delays, and will communicate accordingly through:
1. SCC website (homepage)- www.sccsc.edu
2. SCC campus closing and alert information phone number- (864) 592-4325
3. Official SCC social media outlets-
· Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/YourCollege
· Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/SCCyourCollege
· Twitter SCC Emergency and Alerts- http://www.twitter.com/SCC911 **
4. Local radio and television stations
Because local radio and television stations allow only standard messages that may sometimes be confusing or possibly incorrect, please check the SCC website and/or call the College closing number first to confirm plans for all College locations (SCC central campus, SCC Cherokee County Campus, SCC Tyger River Campus and the Union County Advanced Technology Center).
** To receive immediate closing/delay text message notifications from SCC to your cell phone, sign up to receive SCC text alerts via Twitter messages. See details in section above, How to Receive Alerts from SCC911 via Twitter.
A decision should be made no later than 6:30 am for day classes and by 3:00 pm for evening classes. If the College is closed, only essential personnel (see below) according to Procedure II-40.1 (PDF) may report to work. If the College is delayed, employees may report to work at the delayed time or at their regular work time using their best judgment for their safety on the roads.
College personnel will do everything possible to clear campus roadways, parking lots, walkways and entrances of any snow and ice prior to arrival; students and employees should use caution making their way across campus. In the event the College is in operation and weather conditions worsen during the day, College administration will, above all else, consider the safety and welfare of students and employees in making the decision to close the College and will disseminate this information to students and employees as quickly as possible. Students and employees that feel conditions are unsafe should make decisions to ensure their personal safety.
For clarification, please remember the following definitions for closings/delays-
“Closed” means - The College is closed. All day and evening classes are canceled for students and employees do not report to work with the exception of essential personnel as provided by Procedure II-40.1 (see below).
“Opening at - Students should arrive at the specified opening time and report to their class/lab/clinical that is normally in progress at that time. All remaining classes will be held at their regular time. Employees may use their discretion and report to work at their usual time or at the specified delayed opening time.
“No Day Classes” means - All day classes are canceled for students and employees do not report to work with the exception of essential personnel as provided by Procedure II-40.1 (see below).
“No Evening Classes” means – All evening classes are canceled for students because weather conditions have worsened throughout the day or will worsen and become hazardous during evening class time. Students do not report to class and evening employees do not report to work. A decision regarding cancellation of evening classes will be made by 3:00 pm for all evening classes that begin at or after 4:00 pm.
Procedure II-40.1 defines “essential personnel” as personnel that are needed to maintain the facilities during extreme weather or emergency situations.
-Public Safety Officers
-Director of Campus Operations