Training & Education
The training and education opportunities below are available at UNC-Chapel Hill for students, faculty, staff, and Post Doctoral Fellows.
Staff at Student Wellness, Carolina Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center, Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office, Department of Public Safety and Diversity and Multicultural Affairs are available to assist student groups or UNC-CH departments in planning and implementing prevention, education, and awareness raising programs on campus about issues of discrimination, harassment and violence. Student Wellness hosts a programming guide on their website. Please contact them with questions.
Faculty in departments listed on the Academic Courses page may also be able to assist students.
EverFi Haven Online Module (Incoming Students)
UNC-CH has partnered with EverFi to provide an online, research-based program, called Haven, which allows students to learn about important prevention skills for sexual assault and relationship violence. This online module is separate from the in-person HAVEN training.
Please note: All students who sign up to attend HAVEN in-person training must first complete the EverFi online module, Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault. Instructions on how to complete this module are available on the Student Wellness website.
Green Zone Training (Faculty & Staff)
Green Zone training is for faculty and staff who wish to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. Its goals are to train members of the Carolina community to know more about the issues and concerns faced by military affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population. These individuals are not expected to be experts who can “solve problems.” They are individuals who can lend a sympathetic ear and help the student veteran identify and connect with the appropriate resources. Upon completion of Green Zone Training, attendees will receive a placard they may display on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
For more information and to register, please visit the website for the Office of the Dean of Students.
HAVEN Training (Students, Faculty, Staff & Post Doctoral Fellows)
HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now) is a collaboration between the Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office, the Carolina Women’s Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Student Wellness. It provides students, faculty, staff and Post Doctoral Fellows with tools to be an ally to someone who has experienced sexual or interpersonal (relationship) violence or stalking. The three-hour training emphasizes the importance of listening, responding compassionately, and connecting survivors to resources on campus and in the community. There are three options for HAVEN training:
- HAVEN for Students
- HAVEN for Faculty and Staff
- HAVEN Refresher Training (designed for any member of the UNC-CH community who has previously been HAVEN trained and would like to stay up to date on their skills and knowledge of University policies and resources).
After students, faculty, staff and Post-Doctoral Fellows attend HAVEN, they receive a placard and button that they may display on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
Click here to sign up for a training.
One Act Bystander Education (Students)
One Act and One Act for Greeks are skills trainings for Carolina students who are interested in preventing interpersonal violence. The trainings are led by peer educators and a full-time staff member.
One Act is student-led collaboration with Student Wellness that was launched in Fall 2010. This training provides the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of violence and harassment and take preventive action in your everyday life to help your friends. Sign up to attend a training here. One Act for Greeks is tailored for members of fraternities and sororities. After students attend One Act, they receive placards, stickers, and/or buttons that they may display on their residence hall room door, laptop or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
Submit a non-emergency question about violence prevention to One Act Peer Educators here.
Safe Zone Training (Students, Faculty & Staff)
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. After students, faculty and staff attend Safe Zone, they receive placards that they may display on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
Learn more about Safe Zone trainings here.
Interactive Theatre Carolina Performances (Students)
Interactive Theatre Carolina offers participatory experiences and analytical tools that help students imagine and enact positive change. ITC’s program menu includes performances and workshops that serve as as trainings, practice, and material for courageous dialogue.
How About This Party? Active Bystander Skills Practice for Men around Sexual Assault & Alcohol (for student groups of ~50)
Part workshop, part performance, this program uses highly trained actors and facilitators to present problematic situations at different stages of a party. Audience members identify and discuss red flags and then step in to practice what they would do or say to prevent a potential sexual assault. The group gets to brainstorm together about issues that affect their wellbeing and community. The theatrical portion of this program lasts 90 minutes. For a more complete training, this program pairs with the Orange County Rape Crisis Center to create a 3-hour session covering definitions of key concepts and strategies for supporting survivors of assault.
You Mean Everything To Me: Exploring Healthy Relationships, Unhealthy Relationships, and Relationship Violence
This 90-minute program uses highly trained actors to present a scene from an emotionally abusive relationship. With the help of facilitators, audience members identify red flags of an abusive relationship and discuss the differences between relationship violence, unhealthy relationships and healthy relationships. Audience members have the opportunity to interact with the characters to explore the situation further and discover strategies for supporting survivors.
For more information, contact Interactive Theatre Carolina at email@example.com.
Diversity in the Workplace (Faculty & Staff)
- Diversity and Leadership: (90 min) This workshop is targeted towards student groups and teams. The workshop focuses on how leadership builds team culture, strengths of having a diverse team and essentials for inclusive excellence in groups. The workshop also provides participants with resources to address barriers, build relationships and have a transformational learning experience.
- Diversity in the Classroom: (2 hours) This workshop is targeted towards emerging educators who are working in a classroom setting. The workshop addresses recognizing diversity, understanding culture and its influence on classroom dynamics and advancing discourse around diversity issues within a classroom. The workshop also provides resources for educators and students to engage in diversity opportunities within and outside the classroom.
- Diversity and Gender: (2 hours) This workshop is targeted towards groups and units who wish to address gender and its influence within their work setting on culture, leadership styles and team dynamics. The workshop creates space for facilitated conversations around inclusive practices, advancing gender equity and creating a safe and supportive climate that celebrates achievement, experiences and diversity.
- Diversity in the Workplace: (2 hours) This workshop is targeted towards units and groups who wish to understand policies and procedures related to diversity within the UNC system. The workshop provides information on University policies and statistics related to gender and minority presence in the campus student body and workforce. The workshop also addresses diversity and its intersections, influence on identity and work performance, climate and overall team dynamics.
- Diversity in Hiring: (2 hours) This workshop is co-hosted by Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office and explores the recruitment, search, hiring, and retention process through a diversity and equity lens. This collaborative effort offers participants with practical and theoretical approaches to conducting a search, while operating within the scope of EEO, Affirmative Action, and other UNC policies and institutional commitments. Search committees have the opportunity to enhance the standard of excellence at UNC through connecting with an exceptional, diverse group of candidates. UNC recruitment and hiring practices should reflect our institutional mission to lead change and to impact a diverse community of students to become the next generation of leaders.
- Cultural Diversity & Awareness/Understanding Unconscious Bias (90min): This workshop is will provide an overall understanding of the University’s commitment to diversity and gain insight into the diversity data for UNC. The workshop will provide space to engage in an interactive discussion on culture, power and privilege within systems such as UNC and introduce participants to the impact of implicit bias in our daily decision making process. To culminate, we will discuss and develop simple constructive ways to increase our self -awareness and self-reflection to increase inclusive practices in our day to day work and life.
Mandatory Title IX Awareness and Violence Prevention Online Modules (Students, Faculty & Staff)
This online training includes information about laws prohibiting sexual harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence and stalking. It also provides information regarding how to identify this prohibited conduct, seek support following incidents and report such conduct. Faculty and staff received access to the training for the first time in December 2014 and students received access in January 2015. For more information about the training, please contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)966-3576.
Responsible Employee Training (Employees)
This Web-based training, which is distributed annually in the fall of the year, helps those individuals who are designated by the University as Responsible Employees understand their reporting responsibilities. If you have received notification that you are a Responsible Employee from the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office and you have questions, would like to complete the training in person, or would like to arrange an in-person training session for the Responsible Employees in your department/unit, contact Jenn Scott in the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at email@example.com or (919) 445-1574.
Sexual Wellness Appointments (Students)
Student Wellness offers one-on-one and small group sexual wellness appointments with trained health educators. Topics for these appointments include but are not limited to: healthy sexual relationships, contraceptive consultations, HIV testing and counseling, and other concerns related to sexual health and healthy relationships. Learn more information about Student Wellness’ sexual wellness services here
Self-Defense Training (Students)
The Department of Public Safety offers self-defense training, Rape Aggression Defense, each semester for men or women (sex-segregated classes).