Frequently Requested Resources

Academic Assistance

Deborah J. Ingersoll, Ph.D., Educational Resources Coordinator – Academic Assistance, Office of Student Affairs, 1050 Bondurant Hall, 843-6171, e-mail.

Anxiety

To discuss some tips to manage anxiety, please contact Deborah J. Ingersoll, Ph.D., of the Office of Student Affairs by e-mail, at 1001 Bondurant Hall, or call 843-6171.  For more extensive support in managing anxiety, please contact Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) at 966-3658, or visit the website.

Careers in Medicine

Careers in Medicine (CiM) is a career development program that incorporates many resources specifically for medical students. The website is accessible at http://services.aamc.org/careersinmedicine/. Responses to the CiM activities are stored on password protected accounts for future reference. General career development topics on the CiM website include Personal Profile, Exploring Options, Decision Making and Getting Into a Residency.  Your individual access code is emailed to students during Orientation. For more information, please contact Deborah J. Ingersoll, Ph.D., of the Office of Student Affairs by e-mail, at 1050 Bondurant Hall, or call 843-6171.

Child and Elder Care Resources

Employee Services provides employees and students with information about locating child and elder care resources on campus and in their local communities. Child care resource and referral services are provided by Child Care Services Association, which assists parents in finding quality care arrangements and financial assistance. For part-time dependent care needs, the UNC-Chapel Hill Child and Elder Care Provider List, a registry of students and staff available for private arrangements, is available from the Employee Services Department (call 962-1483). More information is available on the website at  or contact: http://hr.unc.edu/news-events/CCM1_026559

Employee Services Department
Office of Human Resources, UNC at Chapel Hill
919-962-6008

Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS)

A full range of confidential mental health services is available to students at CWS on the third floor of the Campus Health Services Building. Staff is available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at 966-3658. After-hours crises calls are handled at 966-2281. Additional information is available at http://campushealth.unc.edu/.  Click on CWS.

Deceleration

Deceleration is the individualized, redistribution of the courses of the first and second year curriculum over a period of three years.  Deceleration may be mandatory or voluntarily and may be appropriate for a various reasons.  For further information, please contact Deborah J. Ingersoll, Ph.D., of the Office of Student Affairs by e-mail, at 1050 Bondurant Hall, or call 843-6171.

Depression

Counseling and Wellness Services offers confidential personal counseling. For an appointment call 966-3658 and for more information about depression see http://campushealth.unc.edu/cws.

Disability Services

Accommodations are provided to eligible students with physical mobility impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment, chronic mental illness and psychiatric disabilities through the Department of Disability Services. For more information, contact Jim Kessler, Director, at 966-8300 or on the web at http://disabilityservices.unc.edu/.  This office will soon be relocating to a new facility at the corner of Manning Drive and Ridge Road.  (See Learning Disability Services for support services for students with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders.)

Eating Disorders

Many therapists at Counseling and Wellness Services have expertise in helping with Eating Disorders and CWS Wellness Services has Nutrition counselors available to help examine current lifestyle habits.  Further information is posted on their website or call for an appointment at 966-6586.

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (Anred) is a nonprofit organization that provides information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other less-well-known food and weight disorders. Anred materials include self-help tips and information about recovery and prevention at their website.

English as a Second Language Resources

The International Center at Frank Porter Graham Student Union has a directory of English as a Second Language Programs in Chapel Hill and vicinity, including Conversation Partners, private tutoring, ESL Programs at Durham Technical College, and at churches nearby.

CHICLE is the Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Language Education which focuses on whole language. They have seven-week courses and private hours.

Frank Kessler at the Learning Center has worked on reading skills with international students for years. Phone 962-3782 or email fkessler@email.unc.edu.

Families, Spouses, Partners of Medical Students

The Medical Alumni Association of UNC-CH School of Medicine produces a publication for families, spouses, and partners of medical students, Grapevine, Greens and Gunners.

To get in contact with other medical students who have interest and experience in balancing medical school with family life, contact Deborah Ingersoll .

Personal confidential counseling is available through Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at 966-3658.

Information on child care and elder are provided by Employee Services for UNC employees and students including information about locating child and elder care resources on campus and in local communities. Child care resource and referral services are provided by Child Care Services Association, which assists parents in finding quality care arrangements and financial assistance. For part-time dependent care needs, the UNC-Chapel Hill Child and Elder Care Provider List, a registry of students and staff available for private arrangements, is available from the Employee Services Department (call 962-1483). More information is available on the website at http://hr.unc.edu/benefits/work-life-and-wellness/index.htm or contact Work/Family Manager of Employee Services Department, at 962-6008.

Health

The Campus Health Service provides quality medical care to UNC-CH students including the allergy injections, immunizations, general medicine clinic, the Center for Healthy Student Behaviors services (nutrition, fitness etc.), Counseling and Wellness Services, International Travel Clinic services, Physical Therapy, and Sports Medicine. To schedule or cancel an appointment for any Campus Health Service area call 966.2281.

Campus Health Services provides information and services leading to positive change and/or reinforcing existing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding overall personal health. The staff are professionally trained individuals in the fields of Public Health, Health Education-Health Behavior, Counseling, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sports Psychology, and have a working knowledge of prevention as it relates to lifestyle behavior change. CHS provides programming and other services in: Human Sexuality, Substance Abuse, Fitness and Nutrition, and general wellness. It is located in the Campus Health Service building (966-6586).  After Hours HealthLink is a nurse advice system associated with UNC Health Care. HealthLink is accessible after-hours by calling 966-2281 and choosing the HealthLink option in the automated phone system, or dial 966-7890 directly.

Insomnia

Counseling and Wellness Services has posted strategies for improving sleep and personal confidential counseling is available.   For an appointment call 966-3658.

Learning Disabilities Services

LDS, located at 137 E. Franklin Street, Suite 602, is the University’s designated service provider for students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders. This office will soon be relocating to a new facility at the corner of Manning Drive and Ridge Road.  A committee reviews documentation of LD or ADHD; then LDS identifies appropriate accommodations. The Educational Resources Coordinator (1001 Bondurant Hall) provides a statement regarding approved accommodations, and specific accommodations for courses are arranged by Student Affairs, MSTL, the course director, and the student. For more information, LDS at 962-7227, or visit the website at http://www.unc.edu/depts/lds.

Legal Services for UNC-CH Students

Carolina Student Legal Services, Inc., located in Suite 222 in the Student Union, Chapel Hill, N.C., is staffed by three licensed attorneys. They are available to provide students with assistance in understanding the factors that should be considered when one seeks legal advice, to determine if a lawyer's services are or are not necessary, and to provide appropriate representation and/or referral. Carolina Student Legal Services is funded by a $4.86 fee included in the Student Activity Fee, thus essentially making SLS a pre-paid service. Find more information at http://www.unc.edu/student/orgs/sls/.

Racial Discrimination

Discrimination on the basis of race is unacceptable at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Such behavior threatens to destroy the environment of tolerance and mutual respect that must prevail if the University is to fulfill its purposes.

The University through this Racial Harassment Policy and Procedures is providing an additional means for the enforcement of its nondiscrimination policy. Enforcement of this Policy shall be consistent with the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. At the same time, it is hoped that it will deter discriminatory conduct that is not protected by the legally defined boundaries of free speech, in fulfillment of the University's duty to protect its educational environment.

Because there may be conflict among freedom of speech, the right of individuals to be free from injury caused by discrimination, and the University's duty to protect the educational process, the enforcement procedures shall recognize that it may be necessary to have varying standards depending upon the place of the conduct in question. Thus a distinction may be drawn among public forums, educational and academic centers and housing units.

Safe Zone

The purpose of Safe Zone is to create a network of allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, and by doing so, to make the University community a safer and more supportive place. The Safe Zone program is a symbol of this University's efforts to increase awareness and acceptance of the LGBT community. Safe Zone ally training workshops, open to faculty, staff, and students, are held throughout the year. Safe Zone Allies and Resources are listed on the website.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex. Such conduct violates both law and University policy, and it will not be tolerated in the University community. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by one in an official University position or by a fellow University employee or student constitute sexual harassment. It is the responsibility of every employee and student in the University community to conduct himself or herself in a manner that contributes to an environment free of sexual harassment. The Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures apply to all University students, agents, and employees, including faculty, EPA non-faculty, staff, and student employees.

Student Wellness

Campus Health Services provides information and services leading to positive change and/or reinforcing existing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding overall personal health. The staff are professionally trained individuals in the fields of Public Health, Health Education-Health Behavior, Counseling, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sports Psychology, and have a working knowledge of prevention as it relates to lifestyle behavior change. CHS provides programming and other services in: Human Sexuality, Substance Abuse, Fitness and Nutrition, and general wellness. It is located in the Campus Health Service building (966-6586).

Study Strategies, Testing Strategies, Test Preparation, Time Management, Procrastination

Contact Deborah J. Ingersoll, Ph.D., Office of Student Affairs by e-mail, at 1050 Bondurant Hall, or call 843-6171.

Substance Abuse

  • Allen O'Barr, M.D., Associate Director of Counseling and Wellness Services, is experienced in confidentially assisting medical students with issues related to substance abuse.  Call 966-3658, James A. Taylor Campus Health Services Building.
  • Counseling and Wellness Services provides students with individual drug and alcohol counseling from professionally trained substance abuse counselors. To schedule a confidential appointment, contact CWS at 966-3658.

Tutorial Assistance

The Office of Student Affairs administers the tutoring program. Please contact Ms. Sharon Windso, Assistant Registrar, by e-mail, 966-6404, 1050 Bondurant Hall for further information.

University Learning Center

The University Learning Center, 205 Phillips Annex, provides a range of services including a program designed to help students who wish to improve their reading skills and/or increase their reading speed while maintaining comprehension. Students who need assistance with their writing skills can find assistance at the Writing Center at the University Learning Center. This office will soon be relocating to a new facility at the corner of Manning Drive and Ridge Road.  Additional information is available at www.unc.edu/depts/lcweb/ or contact Frank Kessler, 962-3782.

 

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