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Suspicious Mail, Packages, and Materials

If you receive or observe a suspicious piece of mail, package or material:

  • Do not move, open, cover or interfere with it.
  • Move people away from suspicious items. Avoid contaminating other areas and people.
  • Call NCCU Police immediately at 919-530-6106. Get to a safe location.
  • Be prepared to describe the item, its location, and the context of what you've observed. Give your name and phone number.
  • Follow Police instructions. Do not create panic. If you are told to evacuate the area or building, follow your unit's evacuation procedure.

Characteristics of a suspicious piece of mail or package that is received unexpectedly or is unknown may include:

  • Excessive postage
  • Misspellings of common words
  • Excessive weight
  • Rigid envelope
  • Arrival via foreign mail or some form of expedited delivery
  • Handwritten or poorly typed address
  • Restrictive markings such as "confidential" or "personal"
  • An excessive amount of securing material used, such as masking tape or string
  • Incorrect titles
  • Oily stains or discolorations
  • Visual distractions
  • Lopsided or uneven writing
  • Titles but no names
  • No return address
  • Protruding wires or foil
NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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