!Alert Carolina! Crime Alert: Urgent – UNC Police investigating report of groping/sexual assault at McClinton Residence Hall

Students, Faculty, and Staff: 

UNC Police is investigating a report of a groping/sexual assault that occurred around 6:10 p.m. today at McClinton Residence Hall. The suspect followed the victim into the residence hall lobby and stairwell, groped them and left the building via the lobby stairwell.

The suspect is described as male between 18-22 years old with short curly hair wearing sweatpants and a muted green shirt. 

An investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available. 

Anyone with information should call 911 or UNC Police. 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. 

Most Alert Carolina crime alerts are sent to campus due to Clery Act requirements around patterns of crime, continuing dangers to campus or specific types of crimes. For additional information, please see these frequently asked questions about the Clery Act.  

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 gvsc.unc.edu. If individuals are interested in connecting with a GVSC, they can email gvsc@unc.edu or call 919-962-1343. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available 24 hours a day. Visit caps.unc.edu 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 reportandresponse@unc.edu 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 ocrcc.org 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.
  • 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.

For updates on alerts, visit alertcarolina.unc.edu