Five Things to Know About Support for Sexual Assault Survivors at UNC


1. Help is available 24/7.  Information for survivors is always available on the SAFE@UNC website (safe.unc.edu/get-help).  Survivors can also reach someone 24/7 by calling

  • 911
  • The Orange County Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 1-866-WE-LISTEN (866) 935-4783
  • The Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County 24-Hour Hotline: 919-929-712.

2. Survivors can receive medical attention regardless of gender identity or expression.  If survivors are a UNC student, they can see a forensic nurse examiner in the Women’s Health department of Campus Health Services (919-966-2281) or the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department regardless of gender identity or expression.

3. Survivors can speak out.  Project Dinah has a blog (http://speakoutunc.blogspot.com/) where survivors can write about their experiences with sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

4. Survivors can find a safe place to live.  If a survivor feels unsafe in their residence hall room or apartment, UNC Housing and Residential Education may be able to provide a temporary, private and confidential “Safe Room.”  For more information contact the Office of the Dean of Students (919-966-4042).

5. Survivors can participate in group or individual therapy at Counseling and Wellness. Survivors can walk-in for a first time individual session Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Survivors can view group therapy options at http://campushealth.unc.edu/cws/counseling-services/group-therapy.

Want to know more about resources for sexual assault survivors?  This month in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) there will be numerous events on campus about  sexual assault prevention and resources.

Visit http://saam.web.unc.edu/and follow @oneactcarolina, @UNCSAAM@ProjectDinah, @UNCCampusHealth and #SAAM on Twitter for more information about the following events:

April 3 – SAAM KICK-OFF EVENT: SOARS (Story of a Rape Survivor) performance

April 4 – Sustaining Healthy Relationships in LGBTQ Communities Workshop

April 4 – Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training to prevent child sexual abuse

April 9 – Passive Program in the Quad

April 9 – Checking In: What Bystanders Can Do to Prevent Relationship Abuse

April 9 – “Consuming Inequality: Gender, Media, and Violence”

April 10 – Film Screening: “Human Trafficking in Moldova”

April 11 – Sustaining Healthy Relationships in LGBTQ Communities Workshop

April 11 –  Human Trafficking 101 Teach-In at the Campus Y

April 12 – Just Music: a local musician fundraising concert to benefit International Justice Mission

April 12 – Take Back the Night with keynote speaker Alexis Pauline Gumbs

April 13 – Rape Free Zone

April 17 – Orange County Rape Crisis Center Shout Out!  Against Sexual Violence

April 19 – The Naked Truth: How the Media Shapes Us

April 21 – Orange County Rape Crisis Center Because Parents Matter Summit

April 25 – SAAM Celebration at the Crunkleton

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