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Safety Notice Update: 2/18/2020

Update to Safety Notice of February 5, 2020, regarding the series of vehicle break-ins at Center Stage Apartments.

During the early morning hours of February 18, 2020, the UNCSA Police and Public Safety Department apprehended two juveniles not affiliated with UNCSA who were entering unlocked vehicles. While these two were apprehended, the following safety tips are still encouraged as this has been an ongoing trend in the city as well.

Please call the UNCSA Police Department (336-770-3362) if you have observe suspicious behavior on campus.

Safety Tips:

  • Walk in pairs and/or groups at night.
  • Walk in well-lit areas.
  • Ensure vehicles and exterior doors and windows are locked.
  • UNCSA Police provides security escorts from anywhere on campus. Escorts may be completed by vehicle or foot patrol.

UNCSA Police Department Contact Information:

  • On Campus Emergency (from any campus extension): 55
  • On Campus Emergency (off campus extension): 336-770-3362
  • Anonymous Tip Line: 336-770-1414

“This message is not an emergency notification or timely warning required by the Department of Education for compliance with the Clery Act.”

Safety Notice: 2/5/2020

On 2/4/2020 at approximately 11:08 PM, UNCSA campus police discovered multiple vehicle break-ins inside the Center Stage apartments parking lot. Video footage determined that there were no signs of forced entry due to the vehicles being left unlocked. No students were present during the incidents. The two suspects were last seen leaving Center Stage headed south on Lomond St towards Sprague St.

The UNCSA Police Department is currently investigating the incident. For more information go to:

Please call the UNCSA Police Department (336-770-3362) if you have additional information on this incident.

UNCSA ALERT is the University of North Carolina School of the Arts emergency notification system. UNCSA ALERT is used for timely emergency notifications over a wide range of communication channels which include:

  • Emails
  • Phone
  • Text messages
  • UNCSA’s Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Website

The cost to participate is free, however, standard text messaging fees will apply from your carrier. Text messages will come from 226787, 67283, 78015 or 81437. Save these numbers as UNCSA ALERT in your cellphone so you can quickly recognize these numbers as the official sources of UNCSA ALERT messages.

Message Types:

Emergency Notifications
A message sent reference an incident or condition that requires immediate attention as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act.
Timely Warnings A message sent about crimes that have already occurred but represent an ongoing threat and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes as required by the Clery Act.
Safety Notices A message sent out to inform the UNCSA community of general safety information.
Weather Alerts

 A message informing of threaten weather conditions.


The system integrity is being tested. UNCSA ALERT tests are conducted on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Monthly tests include text message, email, social media pages and indoor/outdoor emergency speakers.

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For additional information and assistance contact:

Clarisse Davis

Emergency Management Coordinator


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