The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is the primary contact for UNC-Chapel Hill students who wish to explore or file reports of sexual harassment, violence or discrimination. Ew Quimbaya-Winship works with students who experience sexual assault to coordinate protective measures and other timely services, provide information about available resources and explain the reporting process. He can also provide resources and discuss options with students accused of sexual assault. He is located in Suite 1125, Student and Academic Services Buildings North and can be reached at 919-843-3878.
Everyone reacts to interpersonal violence differently. Some common reactions include decreased work or school performance, increased absenteeism , dropped courses, changed academic plans, or a need to leave school. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator, staff in the Office of the Dean of Students, and Academic Advising can discuss options with you if your academics are suffering as a result of interpersonal violence. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 966-4042 or the Academic Advising at 966-5116.
All UNC student services are available to IPV survivors of any sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression. The LGBTQ Center provides ongoing training and consultation to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students Office, Department of Public Safety, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Campus Health Services. Additionally, staff at the LGBTQ Center can provide support to students who have experienced IPV as they navigate medical, legal, and university reporting processes and services. While North Carolina does not legally recognize same sex partnerships, there are civil and legal processes available regardless of the sexual orientation or gender identity of you or the person who hurt you.
Interpersonal violence, including stalking, harassment, abusive relationships, and sexual assault affect people of all gender identities and gender expressions. Please know that although the Campus Health Services forensic nurse examiners are located in Women’s Health Services, they are available to all students regardless of gender identity or gender expression. You will be believed and will receive equal treatment. Additionally, male survivors who identify as LGBTQ may chose to seek support from the LGBTQ Center with navigating medical, legal, and university reporting processes and services.
We strongly encourage you to report a crime of interpersonal violence. Our primary concern is the crime that happened to you and making sure that you are okay.
UNC encourages students to call Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) or Compass Center for Women and Families (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Center)’s hotlines at any time. Staff at the Office of the Dean of Students serve on-call 24/7 and can be reached through the Department of Public Safety after business hours. Some students contact OCRCC or the Compass Center because they feel more comfortable keeping issues of interpersonal violence separate from their student experience; if you have these concerns, please know that your health records at Campus Health, Counseling & Psychological Services, or the Emergency Department of UNC Hospitals are kept confidential under HIPPA and your educational records with the University are kept private under FERPA.
Health records at the Emergency Department of UNC Hospitals are kept confidential under HIPPA and your educational records with the University (including reports made to the Dean of Students, Counseling and Psychological Services and/or Campus Health Services) are kept private under FERPA. Read more about FERPA and student privacy rights.
Anonymous reporting allows a survivor to notify the university about his/her/hir experience and share what information he/she/ze wants to share. A survivor can still share as much or as little information as he/she/ze wants to share when reporting to the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Students, or Department of Public Safety, but these staff can help a student with accommodations and in making decisions about investigating the incident or pressing criminal charges.
It is university policy to only notify parents if there is imminent risk of harm to a student. We firmly believe that informing your parents should be your decision. If you are on your parent’s health insurance, keep in mind that any charges incurred will show up on their account. If you need financial assistance to avoid this situation, the Survivor’s Assistance Fund is available to help cover medical costs.