Find Support and Resources on Campus and in the Community

The University encourages those who have experienced Prohibited Conduct to seek support as needed at any time. The following are many of the resources available on campus and in the community that offer confidential medical support, confidential psychological/emotional support and Interim Protective Measures (e.g., academic accommodations, no-contact orders, safe housing options).  While some support options are confidential as noted below, others have a responsibility to report incidents to the University as Responsible Employees.

  • For emergency situations, dial 911 for assistance from law enforcement.
  • View available reporting options.
  • View a quick reference guide on how to get help if you have experienced prohibited conduct, including sexual assault or sexual violence.
  • For a comprehensive list of resources, view the Policy and Procedures or visit SAFE at UNC.

Confidential Medical Support

The University encourages you to dial 911 for local law enforcement and to seek assistance from a medical provider as soon as possible after an incident of sexual, interpersonal or other violence. Seeking assistance from a medical provider allows for the opportunity to address your physical well-being or health concerns, preserve any available evidence and begin a timely investigative and remedial response if you make the decision to pursue such action.  Funds are available from the Survivors’ Assistance Fund to offset medical expenses.

  • Campus Health Services (On-Campus Resource)
    • Provides confidential healthcare (evidence collection, forensic exams, screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and emergency contraception). Forensic exams and evidence collection services can be obtained up to 5 days after an assault.
    • campushealth.unc.edu, (919) 966-2281, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
  • UNC Hospitals Emergency Room (Off-Campus Resource)
    • Provides confidential healthcare (evidence collection, forensic exams, screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and emergency contraception). Forensic exams and evidence collection services can be obtained up to 5 days after an assault.
    • med.unc.edu/emergmed, (919) 966-4721 (24 hours)

Confidential Psychological/Emotional Support

The following trained professionals can provide counseling, information and support in a confidential setting.

    • Counseling and Psychological Services (On-Campus Resource)
      • Provides confidential individual and group counseling services.
      • campushealth.unc.edu/caps, (919) 966-3658, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    • Compass Center for Women and Families (Off-Campus Resource)
      • Provides confidential services for those experiencing emotional, physical or sexual abuse in their personal relationships.
      • compassctr.org, (919) 929-7122 (24 hour hotline), Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm
    • ComPsych Employee Assistance Program Service (University Resource)
      • Provides confidential support and referrals to resources.
      • guidanceresources.com, (877) 314-5841 (24 hours)
    • Gender Violence Services Coordinator (On-Campus Resource)*
      • Provides confidential support, assistance with navigating reporting options and help finding community resources.
      • *Speaking to this resource does not constitute a report to the University.
      • Contact Information:
        Cassidy Johnson
        Gender Violence Services Coordinator
        Carolina Women’s Center
        Suite 101 Stone Center
        150 South Road
        Campus Box 3302
        Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3302
        (919) 962-1343
        cassidyjohnson@unc.edu
        Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    • Orange County Rape Crisis Center (Off-Campus Resource)
      • Provides confidential support and assistance for survivors of sexual assault, their families and friends. Information and referrals concerning law enforcement, medical and legal processes can be accessed through the hotline.
      • ocrcc.org, (866) 935-4783 (24 hour hotline)
    • The Department of Psychology Community Clinic (On-Campus Resource)
      • Provides psychological care in a compassionate environment to members of the campus and local community. Services are provided by graduate students in the clinical psychology doctoral program and on a limited basis by Licensed Psychologists, postdoctoral fellows, and social work graduate students.
      • clinic.unc.edu, (919) 962-6906
    • University Ombuds Office (On-Campus Resource)*
      • Serves as a confidential, impartial, informal and independent resource that can direct you to resources and reporting options. Services provided are separate from formal University channels.  Available to reporting parties, responding parties and all other individuals affected by an incident or pattern of behavior.
      • *Speaking to this resource does not constitute a report to the University.
      • ombuds.unc.edu, (919) 843-8204, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm and other times available on request

Interim Protective Measures at the University

The following resources can provide you with information about interim protective measures at the University. These measures (e.g., academic accommodations, no-contact orders, safe housing) can help foster a more stable and safe environment for you during the process of reporting, investigation and adjudication. Interim protective measures can be requested at any time, regardless of whether you seek any particular path of resolution.  The resources below are NOT confidential resources. This means that these resources are required by the University to share all details about an incident with the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, Title IX Coordinator and any necessary members of the response team. However, this does not mean that there will be a formal investigation. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office will contact you before taking any action.

      • Student Complaint/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
        • Coordinates interim protective measures (e.g., academic accommodations, no-contact orders, safe housing) on your behalf. Also, receives reports of potential Policy violations and explains paths of resolution.
        • Contact Information:
          Ew Quimbaya-Winship
          Student Complaint/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
          Room 1117 SASB North or
          137 E. Franklin Street, Suite 404
          Chapel Hill, NC
          (919) 843-3878
          eqw@unc.edu
          Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5pm
      • Office of the Dean of Students
        • Coordinates interim protective measures on your behalf. Also, receives reports of potential Policy violations and explains paths of resolution.
        • deanofstudents.unc.edu, (919) 966-4042, dos@unc.edu, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
      • Academic Advising
        • Provides assistance with withdrawing, dropping or adding courses.
        • advising.unc.edu, (919) 966-5116, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
      • Accessibility Resources & Service
        • Provides information about and coordinates disability accommodations for students.
        • accessibility.unc.edu, (919) 962-8300, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
      • Office of Human Resources (for employees)
        • Refers employees to available resources and reporting options. Also, receives reports of potential Policy violations.
        • hr.unc.edu, (919) 843-2300, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm

Other Supporting Services at the University

In addition to the resources above, the following contacts are among the individuals and departments that can connect you to available resources and reporting options on campus. As these contacts can provide you with similar referrals, you may choose to pursue some or all of the options provided below based on your preference.  The resources below are NOT confidential resources. This means that these resources are required by the University to share all details about an incident with the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, Title IX Compliance Coordinator or a member of the response team. However, this does not mean that there will be a formal investigation. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office will contact you before taking any action.

    • Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
      • Refers you to available resources and reporting options. Also, receives reports of potential Policy violations.
      • eoc.unc.edu, (919) 966-3576, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5pm
    • Interim Title IX Compliance Coordinator
      • Refers you to available resources and reporting options. Also, receives reports of potential Policy violations.
      • Contact Information:
        Katie Nolan
        Interim Title IX Compliance Coordinator
        Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
        137 E. Franklin St., Suite 404
        (919) 445-1577
        kbnolan@unc.edu
        Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    • Carolina Women’s Center
      • Refers you to available resources and reporting options. Also, receives reports of potential Policy violations.
      • womenscenter.unc.edu,(919) 962-8305, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    • Housing and Residential Education
      • Responds to emergency calls and refers you to available resources and reporting options. Also, receives reports of potential Policy violations.
      • Contact your Community Director, Resident Advisor, or the Resident Advisor on call, 24 hours
    • UNC-CH LGBTQ Center
      • Refers you to available resources and reporting options. Also, receives reports of potential Policy violations.
      • lgbtq.unc.edu, (919) 843-5376, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm