UNC Charlotte hosted a live-streamed panel this afternoon to discuss campus safety and highlight resources available to students. The discussion followed a sexual assault that occurred Friday night near campus and the removal of a 20-year-old student who had expressed a desire to commit gun violence.
The members of the panel included UNCC campus Police Chief Jeff Baker, Dean of Students Christine Reed Davis and Student Body President Tracey Allsbrook.
“Nothing is more important to us than the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff,” Baker said.
In the discussion, panelists referenced safety resources available to students in emergency situations, including an application, LiveSafe, that students can download on their smartphones and allows them to connect directly to emergency dispatchers with the campus's police department. Students can also submit incident reports to the Dean of Students' website.
To prepare for active shooter situations, Baker recommended videos located on the police website that students can watch to learn how to best protect themselves.
The panelists also discussed mental health resources available to students, including a counseling center and a health and wellness center where students can seek services from trained professionals on campus.