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What is SpartanAlert?

Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by University Police under Police - General Information.

SpartanAlert is website created by UNCG to post Emergency Alerts, Timely Notifications and general information for services provided through the university. For instance, during inclement weather several departments will post closing and opening times and any other important information that you may need to know to prepare for the upcoming situation.


Fraudulent Phone Call Alert

Over the past several days, the UNCG Police Department has been contacted by several individuals in regards to fraudulent phone calls pertaining to money owed by the victim. The phone calls appear to be legitimate because the caller spoofs their phone number making it appear to be a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency, or directly from UNCG. In a recent call, the caller claimed to be from the UNCG Registrar’s Office and advised the student that they would be kicked out of school if they did not pay them immediately. In most cases, the caller has an aggressive tone and does not want the person to hang up for any reason.

Law enforcement agencies and/or UNCG will not solicit money over the phone. Do not be afraid to ask questions or to hang up in order to call back and verify that the call is legitimate. Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they are stealing money.

Stay a step ahead with the latest info and practical tips from the nation’s consumer protection agency at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts.


Keeping you and our campus safe

No one likes to imagine a disturbance to the peace and safety of our university. While we hope that a crisis or emergency will never occur at UNCG, the university has made emergency preparedness a priority. It has in place an Emergency Planning and Response Team (EPART) and a Chancellor’s Crisis Policy Group which are ready to be activated if an urgent situation arises.

UNCG’s response system helps ensure campus-wide awareness of how to respond to crises. It is based on a strategically-developed and continually updated Crisis Communication Plan. By using multiple communication systems, the university will provide rapid notification to more than 18,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff.

What you can do?

Learn about UNCG’s safety measures: Your safety is our number one concern. By familiarizing yourself with the available resources UNCG has in place, you will be informed and prepared in the case of an emergency. Explore UNCG’s emergency plans and safety measures.

Take safety actions: Update your cell phone with emergency phone numbers and learn where to report safety hazards. Use UNCGenie to update your contact information and register your cell phone to get UNCG emergency text messages. Learn more about safety actions.

Receive emergency notification: Find out about the ways that you can receive emergency notifications from UNCG, including text messaging, computer pop-up notifications and RSS feeds. Learn more about emergency notification.

Click here to learn how to sign up for emergency text messaging


EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM:

The University Emergency Notification System is a communication tool used to notify the campus community about any situation or condition that could threaten the safety of individuals on campus. There are three types of messages delivered by the system:

  • Alerts (Emergency Notification) – An incident or condition that requires immediate attention.
  • Notices (Timely Warning) A message sent about crimes that have already occurred but represent an ongoing threat.
  • Test Messages – The system integrity is being tested.

The Emergency Notification System is designed to have overlapping methods of delivery that includes: Text Messages, Twitter, Facebook, Emails, network pop-ups, intercoms and outdoor public address system. Our goal is to keep you informed and safe.


Sign your friends and family up to receive Alert Text Messages

The MyConnect Portal allows you to add additional contact information for receiving emergency alerts from UNCG, such as parent and family member’s phone numbers.  To create your MyConnect Portal account, follow these simple instructions.

Click here to log into your MyConnect Portal.