Stay Informed With Alerts from SCC
For alerts and updates, check this website.
Stay informed in case of emergency at SCC by opting in to the college's notification system.
SCC students, faculty and staff receive alerts using the contact information you provide in your account. This includes phone calls, texts 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
In the event of an emergency at or near a SCC campus, school personnel will follow procedures in the SCC Emergency Response Guide.
While no plan can cover every possible situation or emergency, this guide describes basic actions necessary to protect people and property and and directs SCC response in coordination with local emergency response agencies. Specifically, this guide outlines emergency management actions and resources for responding to issues including:
- Violence, such as active shooter
- Severe weather, including tornadoes
- Fire and other evacuations
- Psychological crises
- Power or gas outages
SCC Closings and Delays
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 channels including:
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 contact information you provide in your student, faculty or staff MySCC account. 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.
5. Local television stations
The most accurate sources of information for closings and delays are the SCC website or your SCC email. or you may call the college first to confirm plans for SCC Giles Campus, SCC Cherokee County Campus, SCC Downtown Campus, SCC Tyger River Campus and the SCC Union County Campus.
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 link below) 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 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 (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 the SCC Procedure II-40.1 that provides the information shown above.