Cheryl Harris is the primary sexual assault advocate for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). In this role, Cheryl provides confidential support services to students who have experienced or been accused of sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, stalking, and/or harassment. She assists both survivors and the accused in accessing campus and community resources. Cheryl is also available to attend university adjudication proceedings as needed, and offers a comprehensive information packet for survivors, the accused, and campus stakeholders. These services are free and client-centered thus enabling students to decide for themselves the best course of action for their particular circumstances.
In her role with UNCP’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Cheryl serves as the chair of the Sexual Misconduct Advocacy and Resource Team (SMART) committee, provides interpersonal violence prevention education to students, and counsels students with a variety of mental health concerns. Prior to UNCP, Cheryl worked as a clinician at Eastpointe Managed Care Organization/SRMHC for nine years and as a Domestic Violence survivor advocate at Southeastern Family Violence Center for two years. Cheryl has also worked at Baptist Children’s Homes of NC Odum Home Campus as an Emergency Care and Long-Term Care Clinician.
Cheryl earned a Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University in 2006. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.