April 6, 2011
Message from the Chancellor: Review of Alert Carolina policies and procedures
We know that many of you have questions about how the Alert Carolina notification system works – how and when the sirens are deployed, when you get a text message, and what you’re supposed to do in emergency situations.
The incident earlier this week in Morrison Residence Hall has made us think about how we communicate with the campus about possible dangerous situations. I think our public safety officers responded appropriately. The question is really one of communication. I’ve asked a group of key administrators to review our Alert Carolina policies and procedures for notifying the campus in the event of an emergency. I’ve also asked that we include student representatives in that discussion.
Our emergency preparedness should always reflect constant re-evaluation of current procedures along with best practices within the higher education and law enforcement communities.
As we have more information to share about the Morrison incident, we will continue to post updates to alertcarolina.unc.edu.
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