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Emergency Alert System: Text Message Alerts

Members of the campus community can now receive emergency alerts about warnings, weather-related closings, campus shutdowns, and other emergencies via text message. The system will not be used for general announcements, and you may opt to receive alerts by email only. The college will continue to provide emergency information through the SCC phone greeting system (636-922-8000), the SCC website and the mySCC portal (

Sign up for campus and weather-related alerts

Text Alerts

Contact Information

DPS Office
Purple Parking Lot

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can go back into the system and edit any of your contact information.

The cost of receiving text messages is determined by your cellular provider, and you are solely responsible for the cost of any text messages charged to your phone.

SCC can send messages to any device that can receive text messages (SMS) through cellular service, including cell phones, some text pagers, Blackberries, and some wireless PDAs.

Messages will only be sent under the following circumstances:

  • When a situation presents an ongoing threat to community safety
  • When there are major facility or campus closures
  • When system tests need to be performed
  • For timely warning of criminal activity on campus

Inclement weather notices will be posted on the SCC website homepage, but you may also call the college at 636-922-8000. The college also will contact local media with inclement weather notices, but we cannot guarantee how quickly they will be announced on radio and television stations. For more information, view Inclement Weather Guidelines.

Text alerts will be issued at the same time as other SCC emergency communications. The rate at which you receive them may vary depending only on your cellular coverage and/or capabilities.

Check the SCC website for more detailed information. Text messages will be brief and contain only the most critical information or instructions.

No. This system will never be used to deliver any type of advertising content or non-essential notification.

There is no cost to enroll in this service from the college. The only charges you may incur are fees charged by your cellular service provider for receiving text messages.

You may opt to receive alerts by email. Text messaging alerts are just one of the channels used by SCC in the event of an emergency. Text alerts will not replace SCC's other methods of communication; they simply supplement the college's existing emergency communications.

You can enroll up to two cellular numbers in SCC's Emergency Alert System.

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