Be Safe, Tar Heels!

October 27, 2021
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As we round the corner into the second half of the semester, approaching a busy Halloween weekend and shorter days, now is a good time for a few safety reminders. Your safety and well-being are our highest priorities, and in that spirit, we share a few good resources to help you have a safe and happy finish to the fall semester.

Safetoberfest
Bring your friends and come out to Safetoberfest today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Morrison Residence Hall Basketball Court. Safetoberfest is a fun way to learn about new safety resources on- and off-campus, all while trick-or-treating from table to table. Get your event passport stamped, and get a free T-Shirt!

Alert Carolina 
Students are automatically enrolled to receive Alert Carolina emails to your UNC email address. To receive Alert Carolina text alerts in an emergency, make sure your mobile phone number is added to your Onyen account. You can also follow @AlertCarolina on Twitter.

Carolina Ready Mobile App
The Carolina Ready Mobile Safety App provides emergency alerts, tools for staying safe on campus, emergency response guides, campus maps and a variety of health and wellness resources. Other features include Friend Walk, which allows friends or family members to monitor your location remotely if you ever need to travel alone to your destination.

SafeWalk UNC
SafeWalk is a student-led nighttime safety initiative. A pair of UNC Police-trained students will walk with you to your desired destination, either on or off-campus. Safe Walk employees operate out of the Student Union and can commonly be seen stationed out of the main campus libraries. Call (919)-962-SAFE (7233) to request a walk.

Point-to-Point
During the semester, P2P Express and P2P Shuttle provide fare-free bus services that operate between residence halls, libraries, research areas and Franklin Street, serving designated bus stops. P2P Express operates daily, 7 p.m. – 4 a.m., every 20 minutes. The P2P Shuttle operates Monday – Saturday, 7 p.m. – 3 a.m., every 30 minutes, and Sunday it is on-demand. Download the TransLoc mobile app to request a ride and track P2P vans on their route.

Blue Call Boxes
In case of an emergency or to report any suspicious activity, look for the call boxes located on black poles with a blue light on top. The telephone system provides your location to the University Police as soon as the receiver is lifted. UNC Police will respond, even if you don’t speak.

Dial/Text 911
For help in an emergency, dial 911 on any phone or press the word “emergency” on the locked screen of a mobile phone.

Additional Safety Resources
The Safe@UNC website offers resources regarding prevention of and response to interpersonal or sexual violence. Additional safety tips may also be found at the Carolina Ready website, including a Student Safety Guide.

Student Support
Any student needing assistance can connect with our various University support resources, including the Dean of Students team, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Wellness.

Let’s continue to work together to foster a safe and healthy environment for everyone in the Carolina community.

Editor's note: This message was sent by email to all students by:

  • Amy Johnson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • George Battle, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and Risk Management
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