Safety and Health Concerns
The University is strongly committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all students, faculty and staff. The University also prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon a number of protected statuses, including race, national origin and color. The University strongly encourages individuals who believe they are experiencing prohibited harassment on the basis of their race, national origin or color to contact the UNC Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office. Additional information regarding the EOC Office and the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct is available online at: eoc.unc.edu
The health and safety of our graduate students is paramount, and we strongly encourage graduate students who feel they have been treated in an abusive way to seek guidance through the following resources.
* Indicates a resource that can be confidential, but please note that many of other resources will still treat the information shared as private, meaning that it may not be shared at all or may only be shared with individuals who have a direct role in addressing or resolving the issues. We encourage students to ask the reporting resource how/if their report will be shared.
- The Graduate School: this is a good place to start for academics-related issues, if you do not find support at the school, department or college level
- Office of the Dean of Students: please note: this important resource is not just for undergraduate students; 919-966-4042
- Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance: this is the University’s central office for addressing issues related to discrimination and harassment, including sexual and gender-based violence, as well as compliance with relevant education and employment laws and regulations; 919-966-3576
- Office of Human Resources, Employee & Management Relations: for students who are also employees; 919-843-3444; please note: the Employee Assistance Program is a confidential counseling and resource program that is designed to help University employees and their families deal with both personal and work-related concerns
- Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research/Ethics Point: incidences of research misconduct; 919-962-1319
- UNC Police: for personal safety; call 911 for emergencies; 919-962-3951 for non-emergency information.
Also note: you can use Silent Witness to report a crime.
- Carolina Ready Safety App: designed to make your experience on campus as safe as possible. The app empowers you with the tools you need to be prepared, mitigate dangers and respond appropriately to situations that occur
- *University Ombuds Office: a safe place where all Carolina staff, faculty, students and administrators can talk in confidence about any campus issue, problem or dispute; a resource to share your concerns, evaluate your situation and plan your next step; 919-843-8204
- CV19 Student Care Hub: academic, financial and wellness concerns related to COVID-19
- *Campus Health: provides student-centered, inclusive and comprehensive health care and wellness promotion to support academic and personal success; 919-966-2281
- *Counseling and Psychological Services: 919-966-3658, is available 24/7 to serve the mental health needs of students
- safe.unc.edu: incidents of sexual violence, interpersonal violence, stalking and harassment
- Ethics Point and Carolina Ethics Line: unethical or improper conduct, and/or violations of University policies and procedures, regulations, or state and federal laws; while these outlets allow for confidential reporting, they can provide additional support/ resources if you feel comfortable sharing identifying information; to date, no reports of abusive mentoring have reached the desk of the dean of The Graduate School.
- UNC Ethics and Policy: this is a general resource and a good starting point for identifying the best place to direct a concern
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