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In emergency situations where it is necessary to avoid exposure to a threat or potential threat of violence on campus.
An active assailant on campus or a person on campus reported to have a gun or other weapon.
If you are a student, faculty, or staff member, you will receive a NinerAlert via text message (if you have given your cell number to the University), email, Alertus messages on on-campus computers and TV screens, LiveSafe (if you've downloaded the app) and by a siren blowing outside. Information also will appear on the UNC Charlotte website and social media accounts. To make sure you are signed up for text messaging, email emergency@uncc.edu.
If you are a family member, a NinerAlert will be sent to your email account. To make sure you are signed up for alerts, emergency@uncc.edu.
  • RUN: If you are outside or in a building and feel that it is safe to flee, run and find protective cover.
  • HIDE: If you are in a building and unsure of where the threat is, find the closest room in which to hide. Close and lock the doors or barricade them if they do not lock. Close all the window blinds and hide away from the windows and door. DO NOT answer the door. Remain hidden until notified it is safe to move by University officials.
  • FIGHT: This is a last-resort option! Do not seek the assailant. However, if you come into direct contact with the individual, use the means available to you to defend yourself.