UNC system to hold campus safety forum on Monday

From staff reportsNovember 27, 2013 

— A public forum on campus safety in the UNC system will be held Monday at N.C. State University.

The event, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be in the multipurpose room at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at NCSU’s Centennial Campus.

The forum is hosted by the UNC Campus Security Initiative, an effort launched last month to review issues of sexual assault and other violent crimes, campus security and crime reporting.

Convened by UNC President Tom Ross, the group is made up of administrators, law enforcement, faculty and students from across the 17-campus system. It will recommend improvements to campus policies and procedures related to safety.

The review arose after problems at two UNC campuses – a federal investigation of the handling and reporting of sexual assaults at UNC-Chapel Hill, and a State Bureau of Investigation probe of the campus police at Elizabeth City State University, where some crimes went uninvestigated.

At Monday’s event, speakers will be asked to limit their public comments to five minutes. To share written statements, email SecurityInitiative@northcarolina.edu.

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