We at UNCG are committed to being the best student centered university in North Carolina. To fulfill this mission requires the dedication, enthusiasm and competence of everyone at UNCG. We are committed to providing an environment free from recognized hazards which may cause injury or illness. It is my charge to each member of the university community that you conduct all activities in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and university safety policies. Our mission as a university requires many varied jobs and tasks. There is not one that is so important that it cannot be performed safely.

Each of us makes decisions on a daily basis that will affect our safety, and in many instances the safety and well-being of others. We must put the safety of our students, colleagues, and the public in front of all other considerations. Safety must be considered a basic responsibility of our everyday pursuits, in concert with teaching, research and service.

To assist in making our campus a safer place, the Office of Safety was created to provide advice and leadership for all of us. This office facilitates many actions necessary to create a safer environment. Concerns can be expressed to this office and the university's safety committees by calling 334-HELP.

Truly, the heart of this institution is the people who dedicate themselves to its mission. Understanding that they are our most valuable resource, we will do all that is reasonable to protect them. Each of us is expected to support this effort by contributing the necessary resources and time to ensure that my goal of a safe university environment is achieved.

Patricia A. Sullivan, Chancellor

April 2, 1996

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