If you have experienced an incident, you are encouraged to seek confidential psychological or emotional support regardless of when the incident occurred. Many different support options are available on campus and in the community.  You may choose to use as many or as few of the options below as needed.

Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs)
The GVSCs, Cassidy and Holly, are available to meet with students, faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows. You can contact us using any of the options below.
Email: gvsc@unc.edu
You may email gvsc@unc.edu to set up an appointment. Cassidy or Holly will respond to your email within 48 hours or 2 business days.
*Please note: Email is not a secure method of communication, and confidentiality cannot be ensured by email communication. You do not need to disclose any sensitive information about your experience via email in order to contact the GVSCs or schedule a time to meet.
Phone (Monday-Friday 9am-4 pm only)
Cassidy: 919-962-1343 Holly: 919-962-7430
Drop-in Hours (Can stop by with no appointment)
Drop-in hours follow the University academic calendar and only occur when Fall and Spring classes are in session. There are no drop-in hours on University holidays.

  • Mondays 1-3 pm in Koury Residence Hall room 173
  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays 3-5 pm in the LGBTQ Center (Suite 3308 in SASB South)

Trained counselors are available by phone 24 hours a days, seven days a week through the University’s EAP offered by ComPsych. You or your family members may call the EAP at anytime.
Call ComPsych toll-free 24 hours a day at 877-314-5841.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Provides confidential, free individual and group counseling services for UNC-Chapel Hill students and postdoctoral scholars. Also, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a support group, Courage to Heal, for sexual assault survivors.
Walk-in appointments are available for individuals seeking immediate assistance on Monday – Friday from 9 am – noon and 1 pm – 4 pm. (919) 966-2281 (crisis line after hours).

University Ombuds
Serves as a confidential, impartial, informal, and independent resource for students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Services provided are separate from formal University channels and are available to all individuals affected by an incident. The University Ombuds Office can be contacted as a first step, as a last resort, or anywhere along the way.
(919) 843-8204, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm (other times available on request).

Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Supports the community with a bilingual (English and Spanish) 24-hour crisis intervention service that provides support and assistance to survivors of sexual assault and adult survivors of child sexual abuse, their families, and friends. Information and referrals concerning law enforcement, medical, and legal processes can also be accessed through the hotline. Support groups are available throughout the year for female-identified, male-identified, LGBTQ-identified, and secondary survivors of sexual violence. Programs on sexual assault awareness and prevention are also provided.
(866) 935-4783 (24 hour hotline, toll free), 919-967-7273 (24 hour hotline, local number).

Compass Center
Provides confidential services for individuals and their friends/family who are experiencing emotional, physical, verbal, economic, or sexual abuse from an intimate partner or family member. Services include crisis counseling, safety planning, help with protective orders, support in civil and criminal DV court, support groups, and information and referrals Also provides information, referrals, and support groups. Services are provided to people of all races, classes, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.
(919) 929-7122 (24 hour hotline), available for walk-ins and appointments Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.