All Clear

Safety Message

Posted on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 by Kristi Dellay Reese under Archived.

Final Determination

After a formal law enforcement investigation and consultation with the Federal guidelines set forth in the FBI Hate Crime Manual, it was determined that the elements of a hate crime were not met during this incident.

Follow-up to the safety message issued on 11/21/2020. Original message below for reference.

The suspect in the safety message issued today has been located and arrested. Thank you for helping keep our community a safe place to live and learn. The investigation is ongoing.

Original Safety Message

This is a UNCG Safety Message for a crime that occurred on or near the campus. We are sending this message in order for you to protect yourself and others in our community and to notify you that there may be an ongoing threat to the campus.


On 11/20/202 at 11:13 pm, a former UNCG student reported that they were assaulted on campus in front of Spring Garden Apartments. The suspect punched the victim in the face and fled toward Spring Garden Street. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS. The suspect has been identified and a warrant for arrest has been acquired by UNCG Police for trespassing.  The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime because it is believed to have potential gender identity and/or sexual orientation related elements. If you see the suspect pictured below, do not approach; contact the UNCG Police Department at (336) 334-4444 immediately. 


Joshua Paul Roth: 5’7” tall, 170 lbs, Caucasian male with red hair, a full beard, and blue eyes.

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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. To learn more about the Clery Act visit