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9 April 2015

Recently a representative from Southwestern Advantage (or Southwestern Advantage LEAD) is approaching faculty and students in or near the academic halls prior to the start of classes. The representative is recruiting for 'a paid internship' with this company.

This group has no relationship with the University and is a private company. This company sells books door-to-door. As with most companies engaged in this activity, there are safety concerns related to interacting with individuals selling door-to-door or deciding to seek employment with companies such as this. I would encourage any individual considering employment with this type of company to research the background and practices of Southwestern Advantage from multiple sources.

Southwestern Advantage representatives are in violation of the University Regulations under 3-7-127 Soliciting, Vending, and Debt Collection when they engage in this behavior without approval through appropriate University channels. If you see or interact with someone recruiting individuals, gathering personal information, or attempting to sell a product in the academic buildings, please call the UNC Police Department at 351-2245.


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