Individual emergency preparedness is the first and most important step in creating a resilient campus community.
That is why all members of the UNCG community are encouraged to Be Spartan Safe — or to actively engage in basic emergency preparedness efforts.
Small preparations, such as creating a plan, making an emergency kit, and practicing emergency response procedures, help to not only keep you safe and secure but also contribute to a prepared and resilient campus community.
You’re ready to ace your next exam, but are you prepared for an emergency situation on campus? Just like that exam, it’s all about taking time to be prepared. Emergencies can occur when we least expect it and regardless of whether you are in a classroom, studying in the library, at a dining hall, or in your residence hall/apartment. Therefore, it’s up to you to be prepared before, during, and after an emergency. Be Spartan Safe for whatever life throws your way by following these six easy steps:
Make sure to familiarize yourself with:
Print the Emergency Procedures Poster, a quick reference of key actions for particular scenarios, and post it near your workstation and/or office suite.
Safety is the highest priority. Knowing what to do in an emergency is critical to your safety:
Having access to accurate information about impending or actual threats or emergencies can mean the difference between life and death. Spend time reviewing this website and other university safety resources.
The University utilizes multiple redundant tools to alert the community to an emergency as quickly as possible. Emergency alerts are reserved for critical incidents that pose an imminent threat to the health and safety of the University community. Faculty and staff may be alerted in several ways:
The official source for the most current and detailed information is the Spartan Safe website.
Students look to the person at the front of the class for leadership, anticipating that you will know what to do if an emergency occurs. Be Spartan Safe in the classroom by reviewing and utilizing emergency preparedness resources to help you manage classroom emergencies.
Sending your loved one off to college can be frightening, unnerving, and exciting all at the same time. We know this may be the first time your child is leaving home and that college can be just as tough–if not harder–on parents/guardians than on the students. UNCG has developed plans to ensure that the University is better prepared for any disaster. While no one can prevent every disaster from striking, we can mitigate our risk and prepare for them. We are committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community.
Despite our best efforts, it is impossible to prevent and predict every emergency that could occur. We rely on our students’ personal preparedness for various emergencies that may occur on or around campus. It is important that you talk to your student about the increased responsibility for personal safety that she or he will assume during their time at UNCG. We call this being Spartan Safe.