Responding to COVID-19-Related Incidents On and Off Campus
Here’s a brief overview of the measures the University has put in place to respond to COVID-19 related incidents on and off campus:
- University staff meet weekly with Town police, fire, emergency management, and housing departments, as well as the Orange County Health Department to review and respond to reported incidents and concerns, that may have come through multiple channels.
- Each day, and especially on weekends, the Town logs all incidents involving students. We are working with our Town partners to ensure that student names are provided to Student Affairs with the appropriate documentation of offenses that result in either warnings or citations.
- The University’s Office of Student Conduct follows up on all reports alleging violations by off-campus students or student organizations. Under the University’s COVID-19 Administrative Review Process, students found responsible for violations are subject to an array of actions, ranging from written warnings to restriction of access of campus facilities to disenrollment from the University. Student organizations may face restrictions as well, up to and including loss of recognition by the University. You can read more about the violations that the University has already responded to as well as the Chapel Hill Police Department’s renewed focus on community safety and COVID-19 citations issued.
- In addition, and particularly for reported incidents of large gatherings, a Chapel Hill Police Department officer and Off-Campus Student Life staff member visits the property to speak with residents, discuss expectations, and review the complaint received. If residents are affiliated with a Greek chapter, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life will also be notified. Students or student organizations remain subject to administrative or disciplinary action for hosting gatherings in violation of state and local orders and University guidelines.
Reporting Alleged Violations or Incidents
Here are several resources that students and members of the Carolina community can use for reporting:
- If you observe a violation of the state gathering order, please call 911 and fill out a referral form for the Office of Student Conduct.
- The Chapel Hill Police Department non-emergency line is 919-968-2760, which you can call between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. f
- The Orange County hotline for general questions is (919) 245-6111, which you can call between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.