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Emergency Alerts

  • SPC Alert

    When an emergency poses a potential threat to life and safety, the college will issue timely warnings (Clery reportable crimes) and/or emergency notifications to students and employees. The college’s main website at www.spcollege.edu is the official source of college information regarding the status of the institution. You will also find all emergency alerts on our Emergency Preparedness blog. SPC Alert 
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    Stay on top of important information

    To help you stay informed, SPC can call or text you about campus safety warnings, campus closings, weather notifications, key deadlines and other important information. In an emergency, by default, the college calls your home phone number as your primary contact. To verify your home number or add your cell phone as the primary contact, and to choose to receive text messages for alerts, follow the directions below that apply to you:

    Students
    1. Sign into the Student Login page and go to MySPC.
    2. Go to the Personal Information menu and from the drop-down menu, choose My Personal Information.
    3. Choose the Phone Numbers tab to add or update your home and/or cell number.
    4. Choose your preferred contact number by selecting the appropriate checkbox and Save.
    5. Go to the the Personal Information menu and from the drop-down menu, choose Emergency Notification.
    6. To confirm that you want to be contacted by cell phone and/or text message choose Save. 
    7. You will also need to text YES to 68453 from your mobile device to receive text alerts.
     
    Employees
    1. Sign into the Staff+Faculty Login page and go to MySPC.
    2. Look under Employee Services for the Self Service list and choose Personal Information. 
    3. Choose Phone Numbers to add or update your home and/or cell number.
    4. On the Phone Numbers page, choose your preferred contact number by selecting the appropriate checkbox and Save.
    5. Go to the Personal Information menu at the top and from the drop-down menu, select Emergency Cell/Text Options page.
    6. To confirm that you want to be contacted by cell phone and/or text message choose Save. 
    7. You will also need to text YES to 68453 from your mobile device to receive text alerts.
     

    NOTE: Standard messaging and data rates may apply. Check your provider's text-messaging or data plan.

    To opt-out of receiving text messages, send a text to 68453 and indicate stop, quit or unsubscribe.

  • Emergency notification is required for significant emergencies or dangerous situations on campus that pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or employees. Types of notification include:

    Offices Responsible For Issuing Emergency Notifications 

    • Executive Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications
    • Director College Wide Security Services
    • Emergency Management Coordinator

    The following offices would provide back-up 

    • SPC Homepage
          - Assistant Directors, Marketing and Strategic Communications  
    • SPC Email
          - Assistant Directors, Marketing and Strategic Communications
          - Coordinator of Enrollment Services
          - Emergency Management Coordinator 
    • Text/Voice mail
          - Assistant Directors, Marketing and Strategic Communications
          - Coordinator of Enrollment Services
          - Emergency Management Coordinator
    • InformaCast
          - Incident Commanders and Designees
          - Sr. Vice President, Student Services
          - Sr. Vice President, Administrative/Business
          - Sr. Vice President, Instruction/Academic Programs
          - Vice President, Human Resources
          - Executive Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications
          - Assistant Directors, Marketing and Strategic Communications
          - Director College Wide Security
          - Emergency Management Coordinator
          - Sr. Director, Network Systems and Telecommunications

    Alert System Testing 

    The Emergency Management Coordinator and the office of Marketing and Strategic Communications will conduct semi-annual tests of SPC Alert both announced and unannounced. 

  • BOT Rule 6Hx23-1.23 Emergency Action Plan

    This rule establishes the SPC Emergency Management Plan which includes the SPC Alert Emergency Notification System Policy and Protocols.

    Process for Confirming a Significant Emergency or Dangerous Situation and Appropriately Notifying the Campus Community

    The President’s Office, the college wide Incident Commander and/or the campus Incident Commander will determine the level of emergency based on verification by campus security and campus personnel. As soon as SPC has confirmed that a significant emergency or dangerous situation exists, the President or designee will take into account the safety of the campus community, determine what information to release about the situation, and begin the notification process. The only reason SPC would not immediately issue a notification for a confirmed emergency or dangerous situation is if doing so would compromise efforts to assist a victim ;contain the emergency; respond to the emergency; or otherwise mitigate an emergency. (This verbiage is directly from the law)
     

    Decision criteria to determine level of emergency:

    •  Type 1 – Disaster
    •  Type 2 – Emergency
    •  Type 3 – Minor Incident

    Procedures for Testing Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

    In accordance with US Public Law 110-315 Higher Ed Act, Section 485- Clery Act, SPC has procedures in place to test emergency response and evacuation procedures on at least an annual basis. These procedures include:

    •  Tests may be announced or unannounced
    •  Emergency response and evacuation procedures are publicized and conducted at least once a year
    •  Each test is documented to include exercise, date, time, and location

     For more information contact the Office of Emergency Management.
     

    Summary of Tests Conducted of SPC Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures 2012 – 2015

     The SPC Alert Emergency Notification System was tested college wide on the following dates:

    •  January 19 and September 27, 2012
    •  January 30 and September 19, 2013
    •  January 29 and October 3, 2014
    • February 12 and September 29, 2015

     Regular testing of the SPC Alert System and evacuation procedures on individual campuses is also done to ensure functionality and to familiarize recipients with the system’s features. For detailed information contact the Office of Emergency Management.