One Act is a four-hour training for Carolina students who are interested in preventing interpersonal violence, led by peer educators and a full-time staff member. This training gives you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of interpersonal violence and take preventive action in your everyday life to help your friends. One Act is student-led collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill Campus Health Services which was launched in Fall 2010. Sign up to attend a training here.
Submit a non-emergency question about interpersonal violence prevention to One Act Peer Educators here.
Safe Zone is a four-hour training program designed to create a network of allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and allied (LGBTQIA) students. The desired goal for the Safe Zone program is ultimately to make the University community a safer and more supportive place for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Learn more about Safe Zone trainings here.
HAVEN is a four-hour training program to create a network of people serving as safe spaces to go to discuss issues around sexual assault, abusive relationships, and stalking. Learn more at the HAVEN Training page or sign up at the HAVEN Registration page.
There are a variety of student organizations, both undergraduate and graduate/professional, who work to end interpersonal violence on campus. Check them out on the student groups page!
The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Training and Education (SARVTAE) Committee is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and collaborative task force consisting of members of the UNC and Chapel Hill communities which meets monthly. For more information about SARVTAE’s mission, goals, and members, please check out this webpage or email email@example.com.
The campus regularly sponsors a variety of events during Relationship Violence Awareness Month (October) and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April). Sub-committees of SARVTAE help coordinate calendars.
The Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator and the Rape Prevention Education Coordinator may be contacted to present guest lectures on supporting survivors, community resources, or prevention. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orange County Rape Crisis Center also works with UNC-Chapel Hill to provide guest lectures and programming on campus. To request more information, please contact OCRCC at 919-968-4647.
Staff at Student Wellness (Health Educators, CHECs, IPV Prevention Coordinator, Rape Prevention Coordinator, etc) are available to assist student groups and clubs in planning and implementing prevention, education, and awareness raising programs on campus around interpersonal violence. Please see their website at for more information.
CHECs, or Carolina Health Education Counselors, are available for free at UNC to talk to you about any sexual health topic, through Student Wellness. See more information here. You may also be interested in speaking with our full-time therapists at Counseling and Psychological Services about any problems or needs you have. Therapists and CHECs can help you learn skills to create positive relationships with others.
Each semester, a three-credit course is offered through the Women’s Studies Department. This APPLES course is an examination of violence and violence prevention, with a particular focus on issues related to men’s violence against women. Check out the IPV Prevention page for more information or search for other classes on gender and violence at UNC!
Several other classes are offered at the university through various departments which address interpersonal violence, such as POLI 219/WMST 219 Violence Against Women: The Legal Perspective. Check out your course catalog for more classes!
Project Dinah sponsors events on campus, including an annual self-defense training.
Campus Police also offers self-defense training, Rape Aggression Defense, each semester for men or women (sex-segregated classes).
Smart911 improves police and emergency response by providing added information that you might want available to a dispatcher, to police, or to emergency responders if you call 9-1-1. By providing rescue information with Smart911 in advance, you ensure that the information is accurate and appropriate. If an emergency does happen, dispatchers are already a step ahead. Smart911 is a free opt-in system through which UNC community members can register their cell phones and create personalized profiles with important personal information. Learn more or register at http://smart911.unc.edu/
SafeWalk is a Student Government initiative to increase night time safety for UNC students. A male-female pair of DPS-trained students will walk with you to your desired on-campus destination for FREE. Request a safe walk by:
(a) Going to the website http://safewalk.unc.edu/ and click on “Request a SafeWalk” under the Main Menu
(b) Call (919) 962-SAFE(7233)
(c) Approach a SafeWalk team at various places on campus including the UL, Davis or the Union
Safewalk operates during the academic year Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
Check out this video from former SafeWalk Director, Matt Schaeffer (’12).
The P2P Express offers free, regularly scheduled transportation to all students and employees along a fixed campus route. The Express operates seven days a week during Spring and Fall academic semesters, from 7:00 pm until 3:00 am.
Call 962-7867 (PTOP). After dark, P2P provides transportation to all students not served by the P2P Express route to and from any campus building that is “open.” It also provides transportation to and from remote on-campus parking lots and the RR lot (off Estes Drove north of campus). One-touch direct-line call boxes are located in the Manning (S11) Lot, Bowles S11 Lot, Craige and Cardinal Parking Decks, and in the RR Lot.
Third Bus Thursdays
To augment P2P Express service during high demand periods, a third bus runs directly between Granville Towers and south campus (Hinton James) between 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. every Thursday evening.
Whether searching for a place to live near campus or staying up to date on crimes in the area, there are several websites from the Town of Chapel Hill as well as state-wide resources which may be useful.
Police2Citizen in Chapel Hill - Allows citizens to view and map recent activities and arrests, view daily bulletins, and search for specific incidents. It also allows citizens to access arrest records including mug shots. This service is free to the public and is intended for informational purposes only.
SpotCrime for Chapel Hill – City and county crime map showing crime incident data down to neighborhood crime activity. Can subscribe for crime alerts and reports
Apartment Crime Statistics for Chapel Hill – There are approximately 9,000 rental apartments in Chapel Hill. This website lists the major crimes reported in the larger apartment complexes.
Apartment Crime Statistics for Carrboro – PDF lists major crimes reported in some apartment complexes
Sex Offender Registry – The North Carolina General Assembly created the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry in January 1996. This law outlines registration requirements for persons living in North Carolina, non-resident students and non-resident workers. The Registry serves as a resource to help protect and inform the public.