Unfortunately, a catastrophic event could occur on a local, regional, or national level that disables communication to or from the University of South Carolina Aiken. Students should provide for their own safety and the safety of their family and then contact their instructors by phone, private e-mail, or through alternately provided numbers. Every effort on the faculty’s part will be made to reasonably attempt to continue with the course and to meet the course objectives. If, for any reason, there is no Internet or telephone communication available for an extended period of time, postal service will be used to continue; and in this instance students will be awarded incomplete grades until revised completion plans can be determined.
The Department of Law Enforcement & Public Safety website outlines the emergency response plan, and contains other documents concerning student and faculty safety.