UNCSA Alerts

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SAFETY NOTICE - 10/21/2020

On October 21, 2020 at approximately 8:04 pm, the Winston Salem Police Department responded to an off-campus home invasion near the corner of Sunnyside and Banner Avenue. The suspect was reportedly armed with a handgun. The victim was identified as a UNCSA student and resident of the off-campus residence. No injuries were initially reported. The suspect was last seen travelling west on Banner Avenue, away from campus. UNCSA police officers continue to patrol the area in support.

The Winston Salem Police Department is currently investigating the incident. For more information go to: https://www.uncsa.edu/mysa/police/uncsa-alerts.aspx


The suspect is described as:

40-Year-Old Black Male, Red Unbutton flannel shirt, Dark Colored Hat, armed with a handgun


Please call the UNCSA Police Department (336-770-3362) or the Winston Salem City Police Department (336-773-7700) if you have additional information on this incident.

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.”




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