The Campus Violence Response Center’s (CVRC) mission is to create a single point of access for any UNCG community member who has experienced violence. Our team of confidential staff understands the impact of violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual or gender-based harassment, and all other forms of campus violence. We provide survivors with affirming, empowering, and confidential services.
The CVRC is dedicated to serving all UNCG community members regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, ability, religion/spirituality, socioeconomic status, cultural identity, immigrant or refugee status, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. We advocate for the just treatment of victims by providing a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive response.
Confidential employees do not share information without permission from the student, faculty, or staff member seeking services from the Campus Violence Response Center and are not required to make a report to the Title IX office, Dean of Students, or UNCG Police Department. Confidential employees are only required to share information in certain circumstances including if someone is a high risk for suicide or violence towards others or if there is information of child and/or elder abuse.
As a therapist, I consider it an honor to walk alongside others in their individual journey of healing, providing sacred space for vulnerability, meaning and purpose. I work from an approach grounded in gentleness and ease in addressing suffering in ourselves and the world. In sessions, you will find a non-judgmental environment where you have the freedom to be just as you are. It is in such a space where we can find restoration and be empowered to carry our healing out into the world. My work in trauma recovery began in 2009 and has developed into a specialized focus in complex, developmental trauma, and sexual assault. LGBTQIA+ individuals are welcome as I specialize in supporting through transitions, specific needs related to oppression, family and relationship dynamics. Cultural diversity is an additional specialty that I bring to the therapeutic relationship. My training and experience have provided various therapeutic approaches and I believe in the value of discovering together what is most effective for each individual. Creative expression in the forms of poetry, dance, and painting are tools that I have used along my own healing path now share with others therapeutically both in individual and group settings.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” – Carl Jung
Favorite Self Care Activities: Yoga, meditation, hiking, dancing, and making art
Aysia Evans (she/her) was born and raised in Chatham County, North Carolina. As a double alumna of UNCG, Aysia was an active student who participated in various campus organizations and worked for multiple offices within the Division of Student Affairs. After graduating with her Masters of Education in 2019, Aysia moved to Northern Virginia and later to D.C. to work in housing and residence life. During her time in housing, Aysia was able to strengthen her passion for student advocacy and empowerment. Aysia values racial justice and the decolonization of trauma-informed approaches. As a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Aysia has a passion for social justice and community conscious initiatives to support equity and multicultural support within higher education.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any .” – Alice Walker
Favorite Self Care Activities: Reading, playing in makeup, and spending time with younger siblings.
Since joining the staff at UNCG in 2016, I have primarily worked with students who have faced extenuating circumstances that have impacted their mental health and academic performance. My roles within the CVRC are to oversee the clinical functions of the center and to collaborate with campus partners to support students who have experienced all forms of violence. My greatest joys at work are meeting with students and connecting them with the best-fit resources and services.
“Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
Favorite Self-Care Activities: Decorating, being adventurous with new recipes, spending time in the sunshine, and visiting with family and friends.
TITLE IX NON-CONFIDENTIAL STAFF
The Title IX Office and the Campus Violence Response Center have been integral partners since the Center’s opening in 2016. The initiative and early work to create the Center came from the Title IX Office’s recognition that formal reporting to the University for an investigation following Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination may not be the best option for everyone. The Title IX Office values its partnership with the Campus Violence Response Center and recognizes the distinct role of each department in responding to Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination.
Students, faculty, and staff should feel comfortable reporting to the Campus Violence Response Center and discussing the merit of reporting further. The Title IX Office is happy to meet with folks in the Center, talk anonymously on the phone to help make informed decisions about reporting, and assist with supportive measures such as housing, class changes, work adjustments, and more. The Title IX Office is an ideal reporting option for folks considering accountability or investigative options. For those considering reporting directly to the Title IX Office, The Title IX Office will still coordinate with the Campus Violence Response Center to ensure community members have support throughout the reporting process if they decide to report directly to the Title IX Office.
Megan (she, her, hers) grew up in North Carolina and is a proud UNCG alumna. Megan brings more than a decade of experience with Title IX compliance and nearly fifteen years of cumulative experience in Higher Education. Megan has served in all capacities responding to campus sexual violence as an investigator, hearing board chair and member, appellate board member and chair, advisor, training facilitator, and Coordinator. Throughout her career, Megan has served Tulane University, Saint Mary’s College of California, and High Point University communities in many capacities: from campus recreation to student conduct, academic advising, advising student organizations, and more.
Megan is also a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations program at UNCG. As the Title IX Investigator, Megan is responsible for conducting prompt, thorough, and objective investigations of complaints filed with the Title IX Office involving UNCG students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, Megan provides case management of complaints filed, assists with policy-making efforts, and conducts training and awareness sessions for students, faculty, and staff. At UNCG, Megan is Chair of the Gender Diversity Working Group, a member of the Bias Education and Support Team, and a founding member of the Blue Table Talk Program: Taking Space for Black Womxn’s Voices. Favorite self-care activities: Walking her dog, movement and exercise, and watching Grey’s Anatomy with her wife.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill
Favorite Self Care Activities: CrossFit, playing tennis, and spending quality time with loved ones.