In an emergency, the university will post announcements at this site, along with updates and information about resources available to the UNCSA community. Remember that it may take time in an emergency for authorities to determine the facts. Do not call 911 or UNCSA Police for general information, as this will delay response to the emergency. This site will provide new details as quickly as possible.
Emergency and Important Numbers
On campus emergency from cell phone: (336) 770-3362
On campus emergency from campus phone: Dial 55
Non-emergency: (336) 770-3321
Anonymous crime reporting: (336) 770-1414
OFF-CAMPUS emergency: Dial 911
Health/Counseling Services: (336) 770-3288
College Life: (336) 770-3282
High School Life : (336) 770-3281
What is an emergency?
An emergency is an immediate, campus-wide threat to the safety and security of the UNCSA community.
How can I prepare for an emergency?
- Keep emergency supplies in your office or classroom (flashlights, batteries, portable radios).
- Become familiar with the quickest exit routs from your office, classroom, or rehearsal/performance venue.
- Locate the nearest fire extinguisher and fire alarm pull station.
How will I be notified of an emergency?
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an emergency notification system with a number of tools including, but not limited to: email, text messaging, and outdoor speakers designed to send messages to the campus community in minutes. This system will be used to distribute information regarding emergencies that require immediate awareness or action. Some examples of alerts include tornado warnings, building evacuations, and dangers requiring lock-down or shelter-in-place.
CUKES (Campus Updates for Key Emergencies System) provides text message alerts with emergency information to students, faculty, staff, and parents. To receive emergency text messages, you must register online at: https://services.uncsa.edu. Participation is optional, but enrollment is strongly encouraged. Current UNCSA students, designated family members and employees may enroll. You must provide a mobile telephone number that has text message capabilities. Emergency notification messages will be brief. Emergency messages will also go to everyone who has an active UNCSA email address. For more information, visit: http://www.uncsa.edu/faculty/forms/cukes.pdf.
The UNCSA Police Department uses an outside Emergency Alert Speaker System to broadcast emergency messages throughout campus if needed. In an emergency you must immediately follow all instructions provided by police.
In certain situations, such as adverse weather, UNCSA may also communicate via the general UNCSA telephone number (336-770-3399) and local news media (radio and TV).
How can I report an emergency?
For fastest response to police, fire or medical emergencies on campus, call the UNCSA Police Department at (336) 770-3362 from a cell or non-campus phone, or dial 55 from a campus phone.
The UNCSA PD employs fully trained, sworn law enforcement officers, on patrol and available for emergency response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A full-time Emergency Communications Center (“dispatch center”) is staffed by state-certified emergency telecommunicators, ready to handle your request for service or to initiate immediate response to an emergency situation.
Outside Call Box and Emergency Notification System
UNCSA has Emergency Call Box locations throughout campus. You can activate any call box to contact police for immediate assistance in an emergency. Additionally, each call box has a set of speakers that can be activated by UNCSA Police to inform the community about an emergency. The speakers will broadcast an audible tone followed by instructions.
What if the media calls about a campus emergency?
Refer all inquiries from the media to the Communications & Marketing Office at 336-770-3337.