The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is committed both to taking appropriate actions to optimize every student’s experience at the Gillings School and also to respond to students’ concerns about academic issues. We are committed to addressing issues in a fair, timely and professional manner.

UNC resources for sharing feedback and getting help with concerns



(3rd floor, Campus Health) is available for same-day, walk-in emergency services, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For crisis or 24/7 support, call UNC CAPS at 919-966-3658 or call/text 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

If you have urgent concerns or are in crisis: please use CAPS walk-in and after-hours services.

  • Walk-in care is available Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m., both in person and by phone, with no appointment necessary. You can either come to CAPS in person (third floor of Campus Health Building) or call (919) 966-3658 to request a virtual walk-in. You will be asked to fill out some paperwork, then meet with one of the walk-in therapists right away. Students are typically seen within 10-15 minutes of completing paperwork.
  • After-hours care is available whenever CAPS is closed (including nights, weekends and holidays, 24/7 hours a day and 365 days a year). Just call the CAPS 24/7 line at (919) 966-3658.

If you are seeking brief individual therapy, please email Melissa Saunders, assistant director for clinical services at CAPS, at to get connected with an appropriate provider. For your convenience, we offer virtual therapy sessions at a variety of times (including evenings and weekends) and in a wide variety of languages.

If you are seeking referrals for open-ended or specialized individual therapy in the community: please use CAPS walk-in services (as described above) or email Another option is to use’s “Therapist Finder” search tool at

  • If you run into any problems getting connected OR would like to apply for financial assistance with the out-of-pocket costs of therapy in the community, please call CAPS at 919-966-3658 to request a virtual Referral Coordination appointment. If you have never done a CAPS walk-in visit OR it has been more than one month since your last walk-in OR your concerns have become more urgent, please return to CAPS walk-in for further assessment/support before requesting a Referral Coordination appointment.
  • If you have specific referral questions, you may email

For all other mental health concerns (including group therapy and medication appointments), please use CAPS walk-in services (see above)

Please note: CAPS walk-in, after-hours, brief individual therapy, group therapy and referral coordination services are available to all residential students at Gillings free of charge. CAPS does bill your insurance for medication appointments. Our providers are in-network for all major insurance plans in the area. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the initial medication evaluation, but you are responsible for any costs that insurance does not cover thereafter.

UNC Peer Counseling Support (Peer2Peer)

Peer2Peer is an organization that promotes free one on one peer support for UNC students. Our Peer Responders are here to listen and support individuals, especially during these uncertain times. We hope with the diverse range of experience, backgrounds, and topics of interest, our Responders are able to provide a peer perspective. Peer support is a linkage between people that can provide support, encouragement, and feelings of normalcy. Peers can share knowledge and support that can only be gained through lived experience. Click here for more information.

Funding Sources

Schoolwide Funding and Other Opportunities

For Student Organizations

Emergency Funding

Diversity Resources

Diversity and inclusion are central to our mission to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health disparities across North Carolina and around the world.

Gillings Diversity Resources

UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity Resources

Wellness and Safety Resources

Resources for parents

Copies and Supplies

Student organizations may use the copier located in Student Affairs to generate publicity and other event materials. Occasionally, they may use office supplies. Copies are free of charge. Please adhere to the following copying guidelines:

              • Bring original copy to OSA or Email flyers to SPH OSA.  A time will be arranged for pick up
              • 250 front to back copies per year. Color copies allowed.
              • Services may not be available if staff is unable to assist students
              • No brochures or manuals
              • Colored paper can be used when available

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Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs: Laura Linnan, ScD
Assistant: Yasemin Garber | (919) 843-8099

135 Dauer Drive
307 Rosenau Hall, CB #7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
(919) 843-8044