Resilience & Resources
Life happens. This means that there will be bumps in the road, not everything will be smooth sailing, and some situations will feel like trial by fire. The key thing to remember is that you're not in this alone.
Trying to handle difficult situations on your own — such as issues with your advisor or colleague or issues with your landlord or partner — isn't worth it when there are many people around you who can provide support. If you're experiencing challenges, connect with your family, your peers, your Student Services Manager, your advisor/faculty, your Director of Graduate Studies, Counseling and Psychological Services, and any number of individuals and offices at Carolina who can provide guidance.
Check out the GPSG Resource Guide for more information and opportunities.
Campus Offices | Financial Assistance | Health Assistance
- Office of the Dean of Students: A source of support for students dealing with an unexpected situation, difficult event, or crisis incident by connecting them with resources and services across campus and throughout the community, enabling them to navigate University policies and processes, and consulting with faculty and staff as appropriate
- Student Emergency Fund: A joint venture between the Division of Student Affairs and Scholarships and Student Aid to assist students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing
- Carolina Collaborative for Resilience: Part of the University Office of Diversity, the Carolina Collaborative for Resilience provides caring and compassionate support by pairing undergraduate and graduate students with Resilience Coaches. They provide the individualized support that each student needs to thrive at every level of our campus. Resilience Coaches are a team of diverse faculty and staff who have received specialized training to support students as they cope with the challenges related to identity, race, belonging, and resilience.
- Office of Student Conduct: The advising office to the Graduate and Professional School branch of the student-led Honor System, which adjudicates academic and non-academic conduct cases across the University
- Equal Opportunity & Compliance: The overseer of non-discrimination policies which prohibit discrimination or harassment based on any protected status, sexual assault or sexual violence, interpersonal (relationship) violence, stalking, retaliation, and similar types of misconduct; meets with students regarding potential violations, coordinates measures that help protect safety and well-being, investigates reports, and manages hearings
- Safe@UNC: A resource for students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders at Carolina around sexual and interpersonal (relationship) violence, stalking, and harassment
- University Ombuds Office: A safe place where all Carolina students, staff, faculty, and administrators are welcome to come and talk in confidence about any campus issue, problem, or dispute – a great space for you to share your concerns, evaluate your situation, and plan your next step
- Student Legal Services: A staff of three licensed attorneys who provide free legal services in the form of: assisting students in understanding the factors that should be considered when one seeks legal advice; helping students determine if a lawyer's services are or are not necessary, and providing students with appropriate representation and/or referral
- UNC Police: If you have concerns over personal and/or public safety, reach out for assistance and guidance
- Resources for Safety and Health Concerns: Additional list of resources for graduate and professional students who are concerned about abusive behaviors or safety concerns
- Scholarships & Student Aid
- University Cashier
- Student Emergency Fund A source of financial support for students with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage, or need for temporary housing
- GPSG Emergency Fund: A source of financial assistance for graduate and professional students with emergency needs tied to unforeseen financial circumstances that could hinder their ability to complete their graduate or professional degrees
Graduate Funding Information Center & Office of Distinguished Scholarships: Resources for students looking for and applying to external funding opportunities
- Accessibility Resources & Service (ARS): Accessibility Resources & Service (ARS) provides reasonable accommodations, so students with disabilities who are otherwise qualified may, as independently as possible, meet the demands of University life. ARS works closely with students, their faculty, and their programs based on student disclosure of disabilities.
- Campus Health Services (CHS)
- Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Psychology Department Community Clinic
- Carolina Women's Center
- UNC Health Care
- Student Wellness