The Safety and Security of students, employees and visitors to the University of North Carolina is a priority.
All UNC constituent campuses, including the NC Arboretum, have an on campus police department. Each campus police department is headed by a Chief of Police and is staffed by fully sworn law enforcement officers certified through the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. UNC campus police officers have the same powers as municipal and county police officers to make arrests for both felonies and misdemeanors. The NC School of Science and Mathematics contracts with a municipal police department and has around the clock law enforcement presence on campus as well.
In addition to campus police departments, the 16 UNC constituent campuses employ Emergency Management, Environmental Health & Safety and other professional public safety personnel to ensure the safety of our campuses.
UNC campuses conduct annual training exercises to maintain their proficiency in responding to campus incidents. Information is provided to the campus community through multiple means in the event of an on campus emergency via emergency notification systems.
Each UNC campus is required by federal law to publish an annual security and fire safety report by October 1 of each year. This report is made available to the campus community and can be accessed by going to the respective campus website. The report contains information related to disseminating timely warnings and emergency notifications, options for survivors of sexual assaults and campus crime reporting processes.
University Safety and Security Policies
Every campus abides by the Clery Act and follows protocol set forth by the Federal Government.
- UNC Policies 700.4.1 and 700.4.2
- U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Letter
- The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (U.S. Department of Education)
- Clery Act (Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute)
- Clery Act Regulations (U.S. Government Printing Office)
- Campus Security Initiative