Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
I am grateful that today’s incident involving a potentially dangerous person near the Pit ended without injury and with a rapid return to a safe, secure campus.
Throughout the Alert Carolina siren activation, our Department of Public Safety team responded quickly and effectively. Their professionalism and emphasis on community safety was evident from the time the initial reports came in to the sirens sounding to the “all clear.” I am also proud of our partnership with the Chapel Hill police, and pleased with the timely resolution of this situation.
We understand events like these can be very troubling, and we are making counseling resources available for anyone who needs them. Students may call Counseling and Wellness Services at 919-966-2281 during regular operating hours. Employees may contact the Employee Assistance Program at 877-314-5841.
Today was a vivid reminder of the importance of preparation and following the instructions of our campus safety officials when we think there is a risk to our campus community. I appreciate the way all of you look out for each other’s safety and welfare. We will always learn from these events in order to make Carolina as safe as it can be.
Carol L. Folt