**If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911 immediately for law enforcement and medical assistance.**

This quick reference guide provides you with the steps you can take if you or someone you know has recently experienced sexual violence, interpersonal violence, or stalking.  The resources a person may need in the first few days following an incident of violence may be different than the resources a person may need following an incident that occurred several weeks, months, or years ago. For example, certain options for medical treatment and the preservation of physical evidence are more effective immediately following an incident.  You may use as many or as few of the options below as needed.  Keep in mind that there are many different resources available to you, and the resources you may need or want may be different from the resources another person may need or want.

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If the incident occurred weeks or years ago, support and reporting options are still available to you and you are encouraged to pursue them.  As noted above, the resources you need may be different than the resources a person may need following an incident that occurred within the past few days.  To see a list of the comprehensive resources that are available to you so that you can identify those that best meet your needs, view the support and reporting options sections of this website.       

Contact Law Enforcement

If it’s an emergency, call 911 immediately. Law enforcement can provide you with protection, document the incident, and/or initiate an criminal investigation. If you call 911 on campus, the University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) (campus police) will respond. These individuals are sworn police officers who are trained to assist members of the University community who have experienced sexual violence or other criminal activity. DPS will inform the necessary University staff of the incident.

  • University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) (campus police)
    dps.unc.edu, (919) 962-8100 (non-emergency) or 911 (emergency)
    24 hours
    This resource is for all members of the campus community. When you contact DPS (campus police), they will inform the necessary University staff of the incident.

Seek Confidential Medical Attention

If you need immediate medical attention because you have experienced physical or sexual violence, go to Campus Health Services or the Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals. At these locations, a forensic nurse can collect evidence, offer pregnancy testing, treat injuries, and offer medication for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy prevention. Forensic exams can be obtained from these locations for up to 5 days after an assault. The exam is recommended regardless of whether you have made the decision to contact law enforcement, report the incident to the University, and/or seek a court order because the evidence collected can be used if you make the decision to pursue these options at a later time. Medical personnel can also care for and treat injuries. Financial assistance may be available through the Survivor’s Assistance Fund to offset medical expenses.

  • Campus Health Services (On Campus)
    campushealth.unc.edu, (919) 966-2281
    Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    This resource is for students and postdoctoral scholars. Regardless of your identity, you should go directly to Women’s Health on the third floor of Campus Health Services (James Taylor Building) to access these services.
  • Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals (Off Campus)
    med.unc.edu/emergmed, (919) 966-4721
    24 hours
    This resource is for employees, students, and the community.

Report the Incident to the University

You are encouraged to report sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and other criminal activity and misconduct to the University. Reporting to the University provides you with the option of addressing the incident under the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. It also allows the University to provide any available interim protective measures such as academic accommodations, changes to housing, and changes to class or work schedules. At the time a report is made, you are not required to decide on any particular course of action.

You are encouraged to contact any of the options below. You can also ask any of these contacts to help you contact law enforcement to investigate the incident. You may bring a support person along with you to make the report.

  • Student Complaint/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Ew Quimbaya-Winship (pronounced E – W), eqw@unc.edu or (919) 843-3878
    Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    This resource is for students.
  • Title IX Compliance Coordinator
    Katie Nolan (interim), kbnolan@unc.edu or (919) 445-1577
    Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    This resource is for all members of the campus community.
  • Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
    eoc.unc.edu, eoc@unc.edu or (919) 966-3576
    Monday-Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    This resource is for all members of the campus community. Call or email and “ask to speak with someone to report an incident that recently occurred.”
  • Office of the Dean of Students
    deanofstudents.unc.edu, dos@unc.edu or (919) 966-4042
    Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    This resource is for students. Call or email and ask “to speak with someone to report an incident that recently occurred.”

Seek Confidential Support

Confidential emotional support can be obtained on campus by contacting the Gender Violence Services Coordinator or the University Ombuds Office. Confidential psychological and emotional support can be obtained on campus by contacting Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). You may also contact community support options, including the Orange County Rape Crisis Center or the Compass Center for Women and Families. You can access these services at any time and regardless of whether you make the decision to contact law enforcement and/or to report the incident to the University.

  • Gender Violence Services Coordinator (On Campus)
    Cassidy Johnson, cassidyjohnson@unc.edu or (919) 962-1343
    Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm
    Fall 2015 drop-in hours include Mondays 1 pm – 4 pm in 173 Kory Residence Hall and Thursdays 3 pm – 5 pm in the LGBTQ Center in SASB North Suite 3226
    This resource is for all members of the campus community who have experienced an incident.
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) (On Campus)
    campushealth.unc.edu/caps, (919) 966-3658
    Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    This resource is for students and postdoctoral scholars.
  • ComPsych Employee Assistance Program Service (University)
    guidanceresources.com, (877) 314-5841 (24 hours)
    This resource is for employees.
  • University Ombuds Office (On Campus)
    ombuds.unc.edu, (919) 843-8204
    Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm and other times available upon request
    This resource is for all members of the campus community.
  • Orange County Rape Crisis Center (Off Campus)
    ocrcc.org, (866) 935-4783 (24 hour hotline)
    This resource is for employees, students, and the community.
  • Compass Center for Women and Families (Off Campus)
    compassctr.org, (919) 929-7122 (24 hour hotline)
    Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm
    This resource is for employees, students, and the community.