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Student assaulted near Craige Residence Hall on Wednesday night


A student walks by Craige Residence Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of assault and violence.




A student was assaulted by an unknown individual Wednesday night, according to an Alert Carolina sent at 11:50 p.m. 

The student was near Craige Residence Hall — a hall on South Campus commonly lived in by first-year students — on Skipper Bowles Drive when the male assailant tried to pull the individual into the wooded area behind the residence hall and attempted to push the student down, according to the email.

The student fought him off and then called the police, per the alert. The suspect has since been arrested by UNC Police and is currently in custody. 


The University has created a list of resources for assault survivors through the stages post-assault. 

Campus Health offers post-assault medical care and services for all students who are eligible for healthcare services. 

Counseling and Psychological Health (CAPS) offers mental health resources for all students on UNC's campus for various necessities. They can be reached via email or 919-966-3658. 

Violence Prevention Coordinators (VPCs) are available for efforts and programming related to harassment or violence and can be reached at


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