Materials for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff can support EOC’s mission regardless of the courses they teach or their areas of focus. Here are a few ways you can help.
Schedule a guest lecturer or ask EOC consult on curriculum:
- Consider having a guest lecturer come in the next time you need to cancel class to share information about University policies and resources and reporting options.
- If you will be addressing discrimination, harassment, or violence in the content of your curriculum, staff are available to consult with you regarding information and/or resources on campus.
Contact the EOC Office, if you are interested in these services on any EOC topics.
Include a statement in syllabi:
Sharing information about the University’s commitment to a campus that is free from conduct that can impact a person’s educational or work experience helps strengthen our collective efforts to provide a safe and inclusive campus. The statement helps those people impacted by misconduct know that there are resources for them and that there is system of support on campus. Additionally, the statement starts a conversation about the connection between personal experiences and academic inquiry.
Here is a sample statement that you can use on your course syllabi:
Acts of discrimination, harassment, interpersonal (relationship) violence, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, stalking, and related retaliation are prohibited at UNC-Chapel Hill. If you have experienced these types of conduct, you are encouraged to report the incident and seek resources on campus or in the community. Please contact the Director of Report and Response, Report and Response Coordinators, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPs) (confidential) in Campus Health Services at (919) 966-3658, or the Gender Violence Services Coordinators (confidential) to discuss your specific needs. Additional resources are available at safe.unc.edu.
Prepare students for material:
Providing information upfront about the types of conduct you are addressing in class and how to get help if you have been impacted by these types of conduct can be useful if you are covering topics such as discrimination, harassment, or violence. This information allows people to choose when and where they may be exposed to graphic material, and directs them to people who can help if needed.
The following is an example of a statement that can be used:
All participants in this class should be aware that we will be discussing [topics such as discrimination or harassment based on any protected status, sexual assault, interpersonal (relationship) violence, sexual exploitation, or stalking]. Certain readings and discussions may be difficult for those who have been impacted by these types of conduct. Any person who has experienced discrimination, harassment, interpersonal (relationship) violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, or stalking is encouraged to seek resources as needed on campus or in the community. You can seek assistance from confidential resources such as the Gender Violence Services Coordinators at (919) 962-1343 or Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Campus Health Services at (919) 966-3658. You can also contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at (919) 966-3576 to report an incident and/or seek interim protective measures. Additional resources are available at safe.unc.edu.
Learn more about your reporting responsibilities as a Responsible Employee and how to have conversations with colleagues and students about the requirement to report incidents that are disclosed to you. Learn more >>