Stay Informed with Alerts from SCC
For alerts and updates, check this website.
SCC students, faculty and staff are alerted through a college-wide notification system using the information you provide in your account. This includes phone calls, texts (to text-capable mobile phones) and emails. You can manage your contact information or add others to your alert list (such as parents) in your MySCC Portal Self Service account.
NOTE: IF YOU CHOOSE TO OPT OUT OF THIS SERVICE, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CRITICAL ALERTS!
Emergency Response at SCC
This plan serves as a guide for all SCC personnel in the event of an emergency at or near one of the campuses of SCC, including any situation requiring the closing of any campus or the suspension of classes. While no plan can cover every possible situation or emergency, this guide describes basic actions necessary to protect personnel and property and to enhance the capability of SCC response in coordination with local emergency response agencies. Specifically, this guide outlines emergency management actions and resources for responding to issues including:
- Violence (including active shooter)
- Severe weather (including tornadoes)
- Fire and other evacuations
- Psychological crises
- Power or gas outages
SCC Closing/Delay Policy
Occasionally inclement weather or other unforeseen factors may cause closings or delays at SCC. The College has procedures in place to make decisions regarding any closings/delays, and will communicate accordingly through the following methods. Please check sources below in the following order for the most immediate updates:
2. SCC emails - sent to students, faculty and staff SCC email accounts.
3. SCC college-wide notification system sends calls, emails and texts using the information you provide in your student, faculty, staff MySCC account. This includes phone calls, texts (to text-capable mobile phones) and emails. You can manage your contact information or add others to your alert list (such as parents) in your MySCC Portal Self Service account. Update or add your information at www.sccsc.edu/update-contact.
4. SCC campus closing and alert information phone number- (864) 592-4325
6. Local television and radio stations
Because local radio and television stations allow only standard messages that may sometimes be confusing or possibly incorrect, please check the SCC website, your SCC email and/or call the College closing number first to confirm plans for all College locations (SCC Giles Campus, SCC Cherokee County Campus, SCC Tyger River Campus and the Union County Campus).
The SCC administration monitors all potential closing/delay situations closely and makes decisions in the best interest of students, faculty and staff. When there is a change to the normal operating schedule, a decision will be made no later than 6:00 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.
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).
A decision should be made no later than 6:00am for the day classes, and by 3:00pm 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.
Opening at (SCC will provide specific opening time) means - 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 4:30 pm.
Procedure II-40.1 defines essential personnel as personnel that are needed to maintain the facilities during extreme weather or emergency situations.
1. Executive Council
2. Director of Campus Operations
3. Trades Maintenance
4. Public Safety Officers
5. Custodial Supervisor
6. Grounds Personnel
Download a PDF file of the SCC Procedure II-40.1 that provides the information shown above.