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Campus departments must develop a written plan of action for mitigating the effects of unexpected events which may disrupt their normal business operations. These continuity plans also known as UNC-CH Tar Heel Mission Ready should be flexible, updated on a regular basis, maintained in readiness, and be easily retrievable when needed.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the University is prepared for and can effectively respond to and recover from a Disaster or Emergency through the appropriate use of University and community resources. This preparation and effective response will mitigate the immediate and long-term effects on the University’s constituents, operations, and mission.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an Alert Carolina System (ACS), which is activated using a strategy that is based on redundancy, using multiple methods to communicate with students, faculty and staff, as well as visitors, local residents, parents and the news media.