UNCG Police have sent a number of warning messages this semester to the campus community.
Major Paul Lester of the UNCG Police Department explains that the Clery Act requires UNCG to provide timely warnings of crimes that may threaten the safety of students or employees.
It’s about increasing safety through awareness, he says. “It’s intended to help educate.”
Not being compliant with the Clery Act could result in fines for the university, and it could possibly result in less federal financial aid at the university.
The Clery Act applies to all universities that have federal financial aid programs.
Lester explains that the number of messages this semester is “not a reflection of an increase in the number of criminal offenses.” Instead, it’s a reflection of their efforts to be vigilant in complying with the federal regulations.