Student Mistreatment and Learning Environment Concern Policy and Process
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine takes allegations of student mistreatment very seriously. Examples of mistreatment include: differential treatment in the learning environment based on characteristics unrelated to the student’s skills, knowledge or attitudes, purposeful humiliation, verbal abuse, threats, or other forms of psychological mistreatment; and physical harassment, physical endangerment and/or physical harm.
Who do students contact if they perceive student mistreatment or learning environment concerns?
Submit anonymous or named report to:
Students can also contact any of the following individuals in the event they perceive student mistreatment:
- Director for the Learning Environment, Dr. Kristy Borawski
- Course Directors or Campus Directors
- Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Georgette Dent.
- Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Alice Chuang.
- Allied Health Sciences Associate Chair for Student Services, Dr. Brenda Mitchell
- A learning environment liaison in Chapel Hill or at the branch campuses. View learning environment liaison contacts.
- Your or any of the college advisors. View college advisor contacts.
- Clinical Academic Resources Directors. View CAR Director contacts.
In Application and Individualization Phases, students can evaluate learning environment and indicate number and type of incidences on rotation/course evaluations. Further, all course directors inquiry about learning environment and potential mistreatment at the time of mid-block/course feedback. The school does not take action on a report of mistreatment until the student receives final grades.