Reporting

9/22/14:

We are currently going through the new policies released on August 28, 2014. We will update our “Resources” and “Reporting” pages accordingly.

Reporting Options for Survivors

If you have been sexually assaulted, you may wish to report the incident.

For assaults that involve a student, a blind report can be filed with the University. This report does not require names and can be turned in anonymously. Please click here to download the form.

To submit the completed form, place it in an anonymous reporting box in the Student Rec Center, in the Rams Head Rec Center, in any bathroom in the Student Union (place it in the marked gray box inside the door), or mail it to the Dean of Students office, Suite 1106, SASBNorth, 450 Ridge Road, CB# 5100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

Blind reports can also be filed with Campus Health, theLGBTQ Center, the Carolina Women’s Center, or anacademic advisor.

If you want to file a full police report, which allows for a criminal investigation to go forward, or a blind police report, which does not result in a formal investigation and does not ask for the survivor’s name, contact the Chapel Hill or Carrboro police department.

 

Consider Reporting

As stated in the 2000 Department of Justice Bureau of Justice statistics report, “The Sexual Victimization of College Women,” there are 35.3 incidents of sexual assault per 1,000 female students on a campus over a 6.91 month period (the academic year).

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we have 17, 895 undergraduate students, 59% of which are female, thus we have over 300 sexual assaults each year.

However, for various reasons, less than 10% of survivors on our campus report.

If you are a survivor considering reporting, it can be a powerful way to eliminate shame surrounding the assault and take back control from your assailant. It also provides the university with a more accurate idea of how many assaults are occurring each year as well as where and when they tend to occur, which allows Carolina to be better at combating assault and preventing it from happening again in the future. Do not report if you are not ready, but if you are a point where you would feel comfortable submitting an anonymous form to the Dean of Students Office, we encourage you to do so. Please read the information in the previous section to find out how to do so while still protecting your anonymity.