Campus Safety

Safety tips for Halloween

Categories: General News Tags: Campus Safety

Consider these tips to enjoy a safe Halloween for you, your family, your pets and your property. 

General safety:

Update on campus wastewater testing

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Charlotte has performed wastewater testing of campus buildings (now grouped into neighborhoods) to proactively mitigate the spread of the virus and to determine if infections are increasing or decreasing. The reporting structure of this testing has taken different forms, but the testing itself has continued since its implementation. As the virus and its variants continue to be present, here are a few things to remember:

Darius Griffin appointed to board of trustees for national campus safety organization

Darius Griffin, UNC Charlotte’s director of the Environmental Health and Safety Office, was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association, the only organization focused entirely on serving environmental health and safety professionals in higher education. 

Accreditation commission to assess PPS Communications Center

As part of its initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the UNC Charlotte Department of Police and Public Safety (PPS) Communications Center must undergo an assessment. This is the Communications Center’s first review cycle; an assessment will follow every four years.As part of this process, interested parties can provide feedback to the accreditors. A call-in session with CALEA representatives is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 9. Call 704-687-8300 to be connected with an assessor.

Returning to campus safely with ‘The New Norm’

Categories: General News Tags: Campus Safety, COVID-19

The University launched “The New Norm: Your Health. Our Community,” an educational campaign promoting new safety and community standards designed to protect Niner Nation.

A safe return to campus: Niner Nation prepares for fall

As UNC Charlotte looks to the start of the fall semester on Sept. 7, preparations are underway to welcome back students, faculty and staff with their safety a priority.

Police and Public Safety undergoing reaccreditation process

As part of its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the UNC Charlotte Department of Police and Public Safety (PPS) must undergo an assessment every four years. PPS first earned this international distinction in 2016 and is currently undergoing its first review cycle. 

PPS’s Gundacker honored by UNC System

Richard Gundacker, a lieutenant in the UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety Department (PPS), recently received the Office of the Year for Acts of Valor from the UNC System Board of Governors.The Officer of the Year Award for Acts of Valor is given to officers who have, through a conspicuous act or acts, distinguished themselves by bravery, heroism or outstanding courage and have placed the safety and welfare of others above all other considerations.

Lockdown kits now installed in most University classrooms

Chancellor Philip L.Dubois indicated lockdown kits would be installed in all classroom and laboratory spaces on campus in his Nov.

Board of Trustees approves a 3 percent tuition increase for 2020-21 academic year

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees recommended a 3 percent increase in the annual charges for tuition and fees for undergraduate and graduate students, effective for the 2020-21 academic year. It is the first tuition increase for UNC Charlotte in three years.Overall, the increase amounts to an additional $114 in tuition annually for undergraduate students, and a $130 increase annually for graduate students. The 3 percent increase aligns with the cap set by the UNC System Board of Governors.