Crime Alert: Sexual assaults reported in Granville Towers

Today UNC Police received a report of sexual assault at Granville Towers that occurred in September. Because we now have three reported assaults, which occurred between August and October, involving the same accused person that seems to indicate a pattern of behavior, we are alerting the community in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act. The investigations of these incidents are ongoing and actions have been taken to protect our campus community. There is no immediate threat at this time.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, there are support and reporting resources available at the University and in the Chapel Hill community, including:

The Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) provide confidential support and advocacy for any student, faculty, staff or post-doctoral scholar impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking or sexual and gender-based harassment. To learn more about support and services, please visit If individuals are interested in connecting with a GVSC, they can email or call 919-962-1343.

Counseling and Psychological Services is available 24 hours a day.  Visit or call 919-966-3658.

The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (EOC) oversees the campus report and response process for reports of campus sexual misconduct and is available to discuss reporting options, supportive measures and accommodations. Individuals may connect with a Report and Response Coordinator by email at or by phone at 919-445-2759.

The UNC Police Department is available 24 hours a day by calling 911 in an emergency or 919-962-8100 for non-emergency assistance. Officers are also available in person at the Public Safety Building located at 285 Manning Drive.

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center has a confidential hotline available 24 hours a day. Visit or call 866-WE-LISTEN (866-935-4783).

For more information about campus and community resources and reporting options please visit the Safe at UNC website.

In addition, the University encourages all members of our community to look out for one another.

  • Respect the rights and boundaries of others.
  • Make sure that you have clear, affirmative consent before engaging in sexual activity.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe and are able to do so, get to a safe place and call for help.
  • Be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
  • The absence of the word “no” does not constitute consent. Make sure you have consent to sexual contact by asking your partner what they want to do. If your partner seems hesitant or unsure, it is time to stop.