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Welcome to Risk Management, Safety & Security

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RMSS Values

To actively promote a university-wide culture of safety, as a first response leader in all situations posing imminent risk to the security and welfare of the University; to conduct all operations with the highest integrity in an ethical and timely manner.

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Hank D. James
Associate Vice Chancellor

Denise M. Barnett
Operations Officer


The Department of Risk Management, Safety & Security is a university-wide support system that champions the research and educational goals of UNC Charlotte, recognizing it as an entity of influence in the Charlotte region. Risk Management, Safety & Security encompasses four general areas:
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The mission of Risk Management Safety & Security is as follows:

  • To collaborate and engage the campus community in areas related to the protection, health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors while safeguarding University assets, thereby creating an Enterprise Risk Management approach.
  • To identify and prioritize the management and planning of risks facing the institution and coordinate the appropriate response.
  • To ensure law enforcement standards and compliance guidelines maximize campus safety and security.
  • To enhance the response and recovery time for any campus emergency by preparedness, training and coordination of emergency management and business continuity principles.


The formation of a collegial partnership that promotes a comprehensive and strategic approach in assessing institutional risks and formulating sound solutions to protect the pursuit of the University mission.