Violence Prevention

80% of UNC first-years say they'd take action if someone was being taken advantage of sexually

UNC-Chapel Hill recognizes the prevalence and impact of sexual violence, sexual exploitation, interpersonal violence, stalking, and harassment within our community. And is committed to its role in preventing these types of violence. 

The University provides support and reporting options for students who have experienced sexual and interpersonal violence as related to the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct.

In addition to supporting a campus-wide response, Student Wellness develops, implements, and supports prevention efforts seeking to change the underlying conditions and structures that enable violence, including systems of oppression. Violence prevention programs offered through Student Wellness strive to both reduce risk factors and promote protective factors at each level of the socio-ecological model. Our main focus is on the primary prevention of sexual violence and interpersonal violence, or approaches that take place before violence has occurred to prevent initial perpetration or victimization.

In April 2015, Vice Chancellors Felicia Washington and Winston Crisp charged the Violence Prevention Task Force to develop a strategic plan to prevent gender-based violence, specifically sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking. Since this report was finalized in 2017, Student Wellness staff have been diligently working to enact these recommendations while also adapting them appropriately to consider changing demographics, cultural impacts, and needs of the Carolina community. You can access the full report below: 

UNC-Chapel Hill participated in the AAU Campus Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct in April 2019, to see the report click here

Every person on campus plays a role in creating change to end violence, discrimination and harassment. Do your part! Help us create change.

Questions or comments? Contact:

· Alyssa Sanchez, Program Assistant for Violence Prevention (

· Student Wellness,