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Hello Tar Heels,

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we are reaching out to raise awareness about resources available to the Carolina community to prevent sexual or interpersonal violence and to support survivors during the COVID-19 crisis. Social distancing guidelines and closures can create an increased risk of violence for people isolated with abusive partners or family members and can create barriers to resources for people who need support. Recognizing these dynamics, we are providing a list of campus and community resources that may be helpful if you or someone you know is experiencing sexual or interpersonal violence. Many of the resources listed below are able to provide support virtually and by phone.

University Resources for Students and Employees

  • Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) Provides confidential support for UNC students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities. GVSCs can provide emotional support, help with needs and considerations related to safety planning, and explore options for support and reporting. Confidential appointments are currently available by phone or secure video chat. or 919-962-1343.
  • Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office Oversees the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct as well as the investigation and adjudication process for the prohibited conduct. Report and Response Coordinators are available by phone or video chat to explore support and reporting options and to help connect members of the Carolina community with campus and community resources. Contact: or 919-445-2759.
  • University Ombuds Office Serves as a confidential, impartial, and informal resource for students and employees. The Ombuds Office is available to listen, help identify and evaluate options, and offer referrals to other resources. Contact: or 919-843-8204.

Additional University Resources for Students

Additional University Resources for Employees

  • For employees who are looking for support, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential resource available to help employees through stressful situations and events. Contact: 877-314-5841 (24-Hours).

Other Resources for Students and Employees

For more information about resources related to all forms of gender-based violence and harassment, please visit

Stay safe and well,

Becci Menghini
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance

Jonathan Sauls
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

This message is sponsored by: UNC Student Affairs and the Office of Human Resources
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