Maureen Windle, associate director of Counseling and Psychological Services, said very few School of Dentistry students took advantage of the resources offered the day after dentistry student , his wife and her sister were killed.
She said she and four other therapists went to the School of Dentistry the day after the shootings. No students sought individual help, although Windle approached some students to ask how they were doing.
“The therapists saw no people that day,” Windle said.
Windle said it’s typical for very few students to take advantage of counseling made available in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy.
“When you’ve experienced a tragedy, most individuals seek support from their own support system,” she said.
Shamira Lukomwa served as president of the UNC Muslim Students Association in spring 2015.
“I’m still unpacking everything that happened this year,” Lukomwa said in November. “That day I went to my first class of the day, broke down in tears and had to leave. I didn’t go to any of my other classes. The whole day was a blur.”
She said the Student Union and UNC’s administration provided lots of help to her and other affected students, but the way some professors handled the situation was disappointing.