A Message from the Office of the Vice Chancellor

September 19, 2019

 The safety and well-being of every student is of paramount concern to the University and Student Affairs.  In light of recent incidents in our community, we want to share with you the safety and support resources below.  Whether you are a new or returning student, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the information.



  • Student Support

Any student needing assistance is encouraged to contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 919-966-4042, as well as Counseling and Psychological Services, part of Campus Health Services at 919-966-3658.  Students with urgent needs can contact CAPS 24/7.

The Alert Carolina Emergency Notification System communicates in multiple ways in the event of a campus emergency or dangerous situation.  You must register your text-enabled cell phone to receive direct notifications.  Additional information is transmitted through email and social media.  You can also follow @AlertCarolina on Twitter.

The LiveSafe app turns a student’s cell phone into a personal safety device.  LiveSafe is free, easy to use, and provides a direct connection to UNC Police so that any student can quickly communicate their safety needs. 

SafeWalk is a free service for all UNC students designed to increase nighttime safety. A pair of DPS-trained students will walk students to their desired destination.

The Point-to Point (P2P) shuttle offers fixed route and on-demand service. UNC’s Fixed Route services are the P2P Express & P2P Shuttle, RR Lot Shuttle, Library Shuttles, and Airport Shuttle. The On Demand services are the Accessibility Service (PASS)After-Dark ServiceCampus Health Service, and Emergency Ride Back.

The Safe@UNC website offers resources regarding prevention of and response to interpersonal or sexual violence.  Students can find campus and community resources, contact information, policies and procedures, and other useful information.

Additional safety tips may be found at https://campussafety.unc.edu/carolinasafe/tips/.

Finally, if you observe a crime, an unsafe situation, or something that causes you concern, we encourage you to call 911 or contact UNC Police (https://police.unc.edu/report-crime/). 

Working together, we can foster an environment where all students can learn and thrive safely.


Jonathan Sauls                                                                 Desirée Rieckenberg

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs                 Dean of Students







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