UNC Asheville has specific requirements intended to help us keep our students and employees informed about threats to their safety and health in a manner that allows them to protect themselves. Below reflects the differences between emergency notifications, timely warnings, and crime alerts and the distinction between each type.
Emergency Notification

UNC Asheville is committed to ensuring the campus community receives timely, accurate, and useful information in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus or in the community that poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of campus community members.

UNC Asheville Police and/or other campus first responders may become aware of a critical incident or other emergency situation that potentially affects the health and/or safety of the campus community. Generally, campus first responders become aware of these situations when they are reported to the UNCG Police or upon discovery during regular patrols and other assignments.

Emergency alerts can be initiated by a broad range of situations. Once designated university officials confirm the existence of any significant emergency or dangerous situation that potentially affects the health and/or safety of the campus community they will send out an emergency alert.

In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation, UNC Asheville will: (1) confirm the existence of a significant emergency or dangerous situation; (2) determine the appropriate segment or segments of the campus community to notify; (3) determine the content of the emergency notification; and (4) initiate the emergency notification system.

Timely Warning

In the event of a report of a Clery Act crime on Clery Act geography that constitutes a serious or ongoing threat to members of the campus community, a campus-wide timely warning will be issued to all students and employees. At UNC Asheville, the timely warning is called a Timely Warning. The intent of a Timely Warning is to aid in the prevention of similar crimes by helping members of the community protect themselves.

The University encourages anyone with information regarding criminal activity that may warrant a Timely Warning to immediately report the circumstances to University Police. 

Crime Alert
University Police also issue Crime Alerts to increase public awareness and/or elicit information about safety and security concerns. Crime Alerts inform the community of potential risks that may affect the campus or surrounding community.

Active Crime Alerts

Previous Crime Alerts