A Message from Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we are committed to serving the people of our state, the nation and the world. To fulfill our mission, we need an environment that is safe for all our students, faculty, staff and community members. Building that type of environment requires the support and active participation of every person on our campus. We have made important progress in recent years on matters of campus safety and transparency by seeking the input of key stakeholders in our community. We will continue to make advancements in safety and inclusivity to keep Carolina a welcoming place to be in the years to come.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is written to comply with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. I hope that you will learn from this report about the ongoing safety and security initiatives on campus. Together, we can continue to play an active role in maintaining a safe and inclusive campus environment for the Carolina community.
A Message from UNC Police Chief Brian James
UNC Police works in partnership with the University community to ensure a safe environment where our students, faculty and staff can thrive. Officers conduct preventive vehicle and foot patrols, respond to reports of crime, address concerns and provide education programs and resources to the community. Information about many of the campus safety policies and practices are described here in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. I encourage everyone to read about the various resources available such as the Carolina Ready app as well as our educational and community outreach programs. Our officers and staff are committed to initiating and maintaining close ties with the community as we work to provide a safe environment for all. Please stop by the department at 285 Manning Dr. to ask any questions about security issues that are important to you.
A Message from Clery Compliance Coordinator Jennifer Scott
The UNC-Chapel Hill Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains detailed information about our campus safety policies and procedures, the many safety-related programs and tools available to our community and statistics about crime in our area. I hope that you will use the information in this report as you go about your time here and make the most of everything Carolina has to offer. I would also like to thank all the campus and community partners who worked diligently with us throughout the year to compile this report and who strive each day to make Carolina a safe and welcoming place for all.
Policies for Preparing the Annual Security Report
This report is prepared by the University’s Clery Compliance Coordinator in collaboration with other campus partners, including UNC Police, the Office of University Counsel, the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, Carolina Housing as well as others. This report’s crime statistics for property owned or controlled by the institution are gathered from campus security authorities and police departments with jurisdiction over Clery act geography. You may obtain a paper copy of the report upon request by contacting UNC Police at 919-962-3951 or visiting the department in person at the Public Safety Building. The report is distributed to all students and employees via formal notice email on or before the annual publication deadline of Oct. 1. All policy statements in this report apply to each campus unless otherwise specified.
Policy Statement on Nondiscrimination
The University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the University’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Including Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence and Stalking. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation under any University program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.