Campus Safety

The Safety and Security of students, employees, and visitors to the University of North Carolina is a priority second to none.

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 modes and means in the event of an on-campus emergency via emergency notification systems.

Each UNC campus is required by a federal law known as The Jeanne Clery Act to publish an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFR) by October 1st of each year. The ASFR contains information related to disseminating timely warnings and emergency notifications, reporting options for survivors of sexual assaults, missing student notification and response policies, fire safety information, and campus crime statistics. This report is made available to the campus community and can be accessed by going to the respective campus website.

University Safety and Security Policies

Every campus abides by the Clery Act and follows protocol set forth by the Federal Government.

Health Concerns on Campus

The University and its campuses provide members of our community with the most accurate and current resources regarding any outbreaks or health threats from global leading authorities. Based on the collaborative efforts of the University of North Carolina community, we have identified best practices for notification, planning, and response should it be necessary.

Health Monitoring Organizations

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
North Carolina Division of Public Health
U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings
CDC Travel Health Notice