Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by under .
September 10, 2014
On the evening of Wednesday, September 10, a UNCG Housing and Residence Life staff member received information that a university student was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance in a residential room in Jamison Residence Hall.
This occurred at 4:45 PM on Wednesday, September 10. University officials outside of the police department know the identities of both parties and are proceeding with actions in accordance with university policies. The student has selected not to proceed with a criminal investigation at this time, and UNCG Police are respecting her decision to remain anonymous and are not investigating this incident.
In response to this incident, the UNCG Police are providing the following information on acquaintance sexual assaults. This information is general in nature and is not specifically related to this incident.***
It is estimated that nationwide one in every four to five college women will be the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. The most common type of sexual assault is not a stranger but someone the victim knows, typically a date or acquaintance. To minimize your risk of being sexually assaulted by someone you know, it is critical to keep the following points in mind:
Alcohol and drugs are sometimes used to create vulnerability to sexual assault and may impair yours and your acquaintance's judgment. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage. Keep control of your drink.
Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
If you engage in sex, be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly. Don’t engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner. For more information see http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/sexual-misconduct/consent/.
Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi, public transportation, or Spartan Chariot, if available.
If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options; please see related information at this website:http://sa.uncg.edu/handbook/wp-content/uploads/assault.pdf . If you choose a police investigation of this crime, we will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university's commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.
UNCG Police offer Rape Aggression Defense courses as well as personal safety information at the following web address http://police.uncg.edu/Programs/. UNCG Police recommend people walk in groups when possible and report crimes immediately by calling 336-334-4390 or 911. They also encourage people to use public transportation, Spartan Chariot, and other reliable transportation services and avoid situations or circumstances that may increase the risk to their personal safety.
This information is being released in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.
***(Safety tips were obtained from the the University of Iowa website on timely warning notification, http://tinyurl.com/k6yh56j).
Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by under .
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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