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All Notification Systems

Campus Safety

USC Aiken ALERT is The University of South Carolina Aiken's emergency notification system. If there is a condition which threatens the health and safety of persons on campus, university officials will warn the campus community using one or more of the following methods:

    1. Home Page
    2. Campus Safety Page
    3. Outdoor Sirens /Public Address Instruction or message
    4. Text Messages
    5. E-mail
    6. Phone alert” i.e., reverse 911 or phone tree call

USC Aiken Home Page

Location :

During an emergency at USC Aiken, the main university web site,, will include prominent links to the Alerts Page. Look for one of the following.

  • ALERT box under the main menu
  • Complete override of the front Page with the Alerts Page.

Campus Safety Page

Everything points here. This is the official source for the most up to date emergency information and announcements. Within minutes, emergency and administration officials will post details regarding the emergency, protective action recommendations, and official announcements regarding cancellations, closures, etc. This page is available 24/7/365 with the latest information about any potential threats, and links to preparedness information.

Outdoor Warning Sirens

USC Aiken has three outdoor warning sirens that cover the campus.

Learn more about our siren system

Text Messages

USC Aiken uses your emergency notification information to alert you to real-time life threatening events as well as unscheduled campus closures.  You should keep this information up-to-date.

Learn how to update your emergency notification information