(From left to right) Riley Curtis, Reiley Baker, and Amy Estrada stand in the front of the crowd at South Building during the Believe Surivors Rally Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Demonstrators gathered at South Building to hear testimonies and proceed to march to fraternity court in support of survivors of sexual harrassment and assault.

UNC students march to fraternity court for Believe Survivors rally

“That’s the culture — these old men clubs. It just goes to shows that survivors aren’t believed still.”


Sexual Assault

In December 2012, two UNC female victims of sexual assault spoke up about what they said was a deeply rooted problem with the University’s handling of sexual misconduct — one that they said was inappropriate, time-consuming and traumatic. Those allegations drove three current students, one former student and one former administrator to file a complaint against the University with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, alleging that UNC facilitated a hostile environment for victims reporting sexual assault. 

To help bring the University into compliance with the Department of Education’s “Dear Colleague” letter, the University has also hired Ew Quimbaya-Winship to serve as UNC’s Deputy Title IX Officer, or student complaint coordinator, starting March 11, 2013.

The University's Sexual Assault Task Force convenes for the first time in May 2013 to address changing the University's misconduct policies related to sexual assault.

On Aug. 28, 2014, the University released its new policy on discrimination, harassment and related misconduct

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According to UNC student responses to the AAU survey, over 68 percent of students who reported being sexually assaulted in any manner said they never reported the assault because they thought it would be too difficult or embarrassing, or that it wasn’t serious enough. 
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UNC found in violation of Title IX

After a five-year federal investigation into UNC’s policies and practices dealing with sexual assault and sexual harassment cases, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights found the University in violation of Title IX.


Lawyer Hugh Stevens presents the DTH's argument in court on Tuesday morning.

Judges rule UNC must provide names of sexual assault perpetrators

In a ruling issued Tuesday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals said UNC must release the names of people found responsible for rape, sexual assault or any related acts of sexual misconduct through the University's honor court, Committee on Student Conduct or Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office. 


UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus and current associate professor of sociology at James Madison University Dr. Matt Ezzell gives a talk on consent, rape culture, and campus sexual assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month on April 3 in the Student Union.

UNC supports survivors and educates the community during sexual assault awareness month

UNC kicked off its recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Sunday with tabling in the Student Union by One Act and Heels United. This month, these organizations will host workshops about sexual violence prevention, lectures and other programs to assist sexual assault survivors and others who want to know more about the issue. Organizers of SAAM hope the results of this month's discussions will continue to manifest in the months and years to come.