Responding to Interpersonal Violence

Although UNCW strives to have a safe, secure campus, violence can occur anywhere. Several campus offices have teamed up to create a comprehensive violence prevention and education response plan to prevent interpersonal violence and to support its victims.

The Statistics

Faculty and Staff Responsibilities

It is not an employee's responsibility to determine whether an assault actually occurred or to confront alleged perpetrators. Some university employees are required to notify UNCW Police about a resported sexual assault.

Refer Victim

Always refer students or co-workers who report sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking to the CARE: Collaboration for Assault Response & Education office and/or the UNCW Police for information and support. CARE works confidentially with students who may need information and support after experiencing assault or attempted assault, relationship abuse or stalking. Keep in mind that referring a student does not mean that the student will be required to pursue legal or judicial action.

Notify Authorities

Those who work for UNCW Police, Dean of Students, Campus Recreation, University Union and Athletics, are required by law (Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990) to notify UNCW Police that a sexual assault has been reported to them. Other faculty and staff are encouraged to share reports and information regarding violent or criminal activity that may help UNCW Police maintain community safety.

Reports can me made while maintaining the anonymity of the person who alleged an assault or other crime. For example, Student Health Services and the Counseling Center, while not required by law to use the anonymous notification, typically will do so with student consent. An employee's report it is not an official report and does not need to name the victim.

How to Respond

If a student discloses a violence-related concern to you, it is important that the student is referred to the CARE office or confidentially informs the university of the assault by using the UNCW’s anonymous notification procedures.

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Don’t:

The sooner you refer a student to CARE or other campus resources, the more easier and more effective the referral process will be.

About CARE

The UNCW Collaboration for Assault Response Education (CARE) office is a resource for victims of harassment, interpersonal violence and sexual assault.

CARE Provides

Where to Go

University Resources

CARE - 910.962.CARE or 910.512.4821
Counseling Center - 910.962.3746
Housing and Residence Life - 910.962.3241
Human Resources - 910.962.3160
Office of the Dean of Students - 910.962.3119
Student Health Services - 910.962.3280
UNCW Police - 910.962.2222 or 911

Community Resources

Cape Fear Hospital - 910.452.8100
Domestic Violence Services - 910.343.0703
New Hanover Medical Center - 910.343.7000
Rape Crisis Center - 910.392.7460 or 910.392.7408
Sheriff’s Department - 910.341.4200
Wilmington Police Department - 910.343.3600 or 911

 

 


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