The University Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office is a safe space for all members of the Carolina community to discuss any problem or concern. We are confidential and do not keep records, do not tell anyone who visits our office, and do not involve other people unless we have permission from the visitor. We assist students, staff, faculty, and administrators to informally resolve disputes with other individuals or departments within the university. We work with individual visitors, entire departments and units or with groups within them. We are neutral and do not advocate for any individual or specific outcome. Talking with an ombuds does not place the university on notice of any formal complaint. If a visitor wants to file a grievance or complaint or report possible misconduct, the ombuds will connect the visitor with the person or place to do that and will help a visitor understand the formal process. No issue is too insignificant to bring to an ombuds. While it is better to meet with an ombuds early in the development of a dispute or when a problem first arises, we are always open to talking with visitors.

The University Ombuds Office
137 E. Franklin Street CB 5146, Suite 22 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5146 CVS/Pharmacy Plaza, second floor in Suite 22
http://www.ombuds.unc.edu/

Accessibility Resources and Service

Accessibility Resources and Services seeks to meet the individual needs of applicants and current students with disabilities by coordinating and implementing appropriate accommodations and providing resources and services as they relate to academics, residences, dining and co and extra-curricular campus activities.

ARS also functions as a source of information, educational outreach and advice, and a communication link among individuals with disabilities, faculty and staff, outside agencies, and the community at large.

Accessibility Resources & Service
Suite 2126, 450 Ridge Road
CB 7214 SASB
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7214
Phone: 919-962-8300
accessibility@unc.edu
https://accessibility.unc.edu/about-ars/


Alert Carolina

To stay up-to-date regarding the status of a campus emergency, access safety and security tips, or learn how to register a cell phone to receive Alert Carolina messages, visit the Alert Carolina website.

http://www.alertcarolina.unc.edu/go/doc/1395/1319331/


Campus Health Services

Campus Health Services (CHS) provides ambulatory primary medical care, mental health services and wellness programs along with selected specialty services including gynecology and orthopedics to the eligible campus community. Those eligible for services include regularly enrolled students progressing toward a degree, spouses of enrolled students, postdoctoral fellows and spouses, former patients not currently enrolled but expected to return in the immediate future, and selected non-student patients seeking specialized CHS services.

Campus Health Services
James A. Taylor Building
320 Emergency Room Drive
CB 7470
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-966-2281
https://campushealth.unc.edu/about-us/mission


Carolina Women’s Center

The Carolina Women’s Center works to create an inclusive education and work environment where gender is not a barrier to success, difference and diversity are celebrated, and everyone is safe to live, learn, teach, and work without threat of harm or unequal treatment.

The CWC focuses its mission through research, education, and advocacy on the following major issues: Violence Prevention; Gender, Difference, Diversity; Closing Gender Gaps; and Family Advocacy.

Carolina Women’s Center
150 South Road
Stone Center, Suite 101
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-962-8305
cwc@unc.edu
http://womenscenter.unc.edu


Chapel Hill Police Department

For concerns related to an incident that may have occurred or is on-going in the town of Chapel Hill, the Chapel Hill Police Department (CHPD) is an additional resource.

Chapel Hill Police Department
828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill NC, 27514
Phone: 919-968-2760
http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx


Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services offers a variety of modalities to meet mental health needs.

Counseling and Psychological Services
Phone: 919-966-3658
Office hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
https://campushealth.unc.edu/services/counseling-and-psychological-services


Department of Housing and Residential Education

For students living on campus, security concerns can be reported by calling the designated community office or the RA duty line.

Housing and Residential Education
Student and Academic Services Bldg North (SASB)
450 Ridge Rd., CB 5500
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-962-5401
http://housing.unc.edu/residence-life/support-resources

Department of Public Safety

For concerns about the immediate safety of any member of the community or a visitor, call 911 or the Department of Public Safety at (919) 962-8100.

Public Safety is a fully accredited law enforcement agency that provides 24-hour services, including emergency response. EMS will also be dispatched if needed.

To Report a Crime:
On Campus: Call 911 or 919-962-8100
Off Campus: Call 911
http://dps.unc.edu/
Anonymous crime reporting: Silent Witness
http://dps.unc.edu/silent-witness/


Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is an institutional and educational resource to support the University’s mission by leading efforts to conceptualize, assess, and cultivate diversity and inclusion. This unit works to build and sustain an inclusive campus community by promoting diversity and inclusion, shaping University diversity related policies, and executing University diversity goals.

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Ground Floor, South Building, Cameron Avenue
Phone: 919-962-6962
http://diversity.unc.edu/


Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office

The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office facilitates UNC-Chapel Hill’s commitment to an inclusive and welcoming campus community that is free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of an individual’s race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

As part of this commitment, our office develops University policies and procedures, seeks to ensure protections provided to students and employees by University policies and applicable laws, and helps the campus community understand these policies and laws through training programs.

Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
137 E. Franklin St., Suite 404
Campus Box 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-966-3576
http://eoc.unc.edu/

For more information about EOC training visit: http://eoc.unc.edu/training/


Office of Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is the University central office responsible for delivering a wide range of human resources programs and services to staff and faculty. In particular, OHR’s Employee & Management Relations unit provides guidance and resources associated with facilitated conversations for addressing workplace issues; SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty performance management, disciplinary processes and grievance policies; and the University’s Violence in the Workplace policy.

Office of Human Resources
Administrative Office Building
104 Airport Drive
CB 1040
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-843-2300
https://hr.unc.edu


LGBTQ Center

The Center provides direct social and developmental support programs and services primarily targeted to the needs and interests of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Center also coordinates several programs designed to address identity development, leadership development, and employment skills development.

LGBTQ Center
Student Academic Services Building (North), Suite 3226
CB 5100
450 Ridge Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-843-5376
https://lgbtq.unc.edu/


Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct

The Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Website provides information about support and reporting options; definitions of prohibited conduct and protected statuses, and answers to frequently asked questions.

To read the policy and access more information visit:
http://eoc.unc.edu/our-policies/ppdhrm/


Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs seeks to enhance, support, and promote postdoctoral training at UNC-Chapel Hill and help to prepare postdoctoral scholars for successful research careers. OPA serves postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and human resources professionals in all disciplines, schools, and colleges across the University. The office provides confidential crisis intervention and advising, in addition to consultations on mentoring relationships, postdoc rights, and policy issues.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
CB 4100 Suite 308 Bynum Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-4100
Phone: 919-962-9982
Fax: 919-962-6769
http://research.unc.edu/offices/postdoctoral-affairs/


SAFE at UNC

This website is the main portal for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and visitors at UNC-Chapel Hill for resources and information about discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking. It is part of the Heels United for a Safe Carolina campaign. This website provides information for getting help now, finding support, filing a report, and additional policy information.

http://safe.unc.edu/


Academic and Research Efforts

UNC Center for Bioethics

The UNC Center for Bioethics facilitates research, education and consultation on ethical issues in biomedical research and health care. The Center is sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine, but includes faculty from and partnerships with programs across the University and the UNC Health Care System. The Center’s goal is to promote work by providing intellectual lab space and core resources for local, national, and international faculty and students in pursuit of educational, research, or policy projects in bioethics.

UNC Center for Bioethics
MacNider Hall, Room 333
333 South Columbia Road
CB 7240
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 – 7240
http://bioethics.unc.edu/


Parr Center for Ethics

The Parr Center for Ethics serves as the public face of the University’s commitment to research in, teaching about, and conversation concerning ethics. Housed within the Department of Philosophy, it aims to provide the resources—academic, administrative, and financial—necessary to advance our understanding of moral questions. The Parr Center is committed to integrating abstract work in ethical theory with the informed discussion of practical ethical issues.

The Parr Center for Ethics offers a broad range of programs for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community—from high school students to medical school students; from attorneys to retirees; as well as faculty and staff from numerous departments.

Parr Center for Ethics
207 Caldwell Hall, CB 3125
240 East Cameron
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125
Phone: 919-843-5641
http://parrcenter.unc.edu/


Office of Human Research Ethics

The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of research at UNC-Chapel Hill that involves human subjects. The OHRE administers, supports, and guides the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and all related activities. Any research involving human subjects proposed by faculty, staff, or students must be reviewed and approved by an IRB before research may begin, and before related grants may be funded.

Office of Human Research Ethics
720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Bldg 385, Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7097
Phone: 919-966-3113
http://research.unc.edu/offices/human-research-ethics/


Office of Animal Care and Use

The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) is responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of research at UNC-Chapel Hill that involves animal subjects. The OACU administers, supports, and guides the work of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and all related activities. Any research involving animal subjects proposed by faculty, staff, or students must be reviewed and approved by an IACUC before research may begin, and before related grants may be funded.

Should you have a concern regarding animal welfare or protocol non-compliance, you may provide the information anonymously and, to the extent that it is possible, the university will preserve your anonymity. It is helpful for the IACUC to have as much information as possible in order to conduct a thorough investigation.

Federal regulations and North Carolina law provide protection for employees, IACUC members, or laboratory personnel against discrimination or other reprisals for reporting animal welfare concerns or non-compliance with approved protocols and/or federal regulations (i.e., whistleblower protection).

Office of Animal Care and Use
130 Mason Farm Road
CB#7193
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-966-5569
http://research.unc.edu/offices/iacuc/