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The Taylor Administration’s Department of Student Wellness and Safety prioritizes that students feel safe and secure on campus and addresses mental and physical health concerns relevant to the student body. Through various partnerships, events, and training series, the Department hopes to create an environment on campus where everyone feels healthy and safe and hopes to promote the administration’s mission of Carolina for Everyone.

The department’s priorities include:

  1. Intended Projects: Mental Health Fair, Campus Safety Event, Self Defense Training, Violence Prevention Advocacy, Event to Promote Physical Health (5K?), Substance Abuse Training, Student Health Insurance Advocacy, Mental Health Coalition, Accessibility Advocacy
  2. Intended Partners: Safe Walk, She’s Not Here, VPAS, Campus Y, Campus EMS, IFC & Panhellenic Council, Residence Hall Association, CUAB, Campus Recreation, Student Sports Clubs, Local Businesses
  3. Intended department size: 6 general staff members, each with a focus on the general themes of wellness or safety

Aditi Yerra (she/her)

Co-Director of the Department of Student Wellness and Safety ||

Aditi Yerra is from Raleigh, North Carolina and is a junior majoring in Health, Policy, and Management with a minor in Statistics & Analytics. She is excited to serve as a Co-Director of the Student Wellness and Safety Department after serving as a staffer the previous year! Outside of USG, Aditi is involved in UNC’s Center for Health Equity Research and serves as the President of the Mental Health Coalition. Aditi also volunteers with the Student Health Action Coalition advocating for underserved populations in Orange County.


Aaron Stepp (he/him)

Co-Director of the Department of Student Wellness and Safety ||

Aaron Stepp is from High Point, North Carolina, and is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Aaron is a medical interpreter at Duke University Hospital, and works as an undergraduate editor in the Health Humanities Journal in addition to being a member of TEDxUNC. Aaron has also previously served as a student representative in the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office. He has dedicated significant efforts into bioethics and the relationship between medicine and social factors.

Staff of the Department of Student Wellness and Safety

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