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 Coordinator(s) (GVSC)
Holly Lovern serves as the only GVSC currently. Holly is available to meet with students, faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows. You can contact her using any of the options below.
Email: gvsc@unc.edu
You may email gvsc@unc.edu to set up an appointment. 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)
Holly: 919-962-7430

If the GVSC is unable to answer, you must leave a voicemail with a number that’s safe for the GVSC to return the call.
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.

  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays 3-5 pm in the LGBTQ Center (Suite 3308 in SASB South)

Compsych
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.

Counseling and Psychological Services - CAPS (On Campus)

  • 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)

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Gender Violence Services Coordinators (On Campus)

  • Provides confidential support and offers assistance with understanding support options, reporting options, and interim protective measures at the University. Helps connect you to University and community support and reporting options. Assists students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and identities. Please contact the Gender Violence Services Coordinators to schedule an appointment or stop by the Carolina Women’s Center during business hours. Walk-in hours will resume in the fall.
  • Contact Information:
    Holly Lovern currently serves as the only GVSC at this time.
    Gender Violence Services Coordinators
    Carolina Women’s Center
    Suite 101 Stone Center
    150 South Road
    Campus Box 3302
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3302
    (919) 962-1343 (Cassidy); (919) 962-7430 (Holly)
    gvsc@unc.edu
    womenscenter.unc.edu
    Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm
  • For information about their drop-in hours, visit http://womenscenter.unc.edu/programs/gender-based-violence-services/.
  • This resource is for all members of the campus community who have experienced an incident.

University Ombuds Office (On Campus)

  • 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.
  • ombuds.unc.edu, (919) 843-8204, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm (other times available on request)
  • This resource is for all members of the campus community.

Compass Center (Off Campus)

  • Provides confidential bilingual (English and Spanish) 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.
  • compassctr.org, (919) 929-7122 (24 hour hotline), available for walk-ins and appoinments Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
  • This resource is for students, employees, and the community.

ComPsych Employee Assistance Program (Off Campus)

  • Provides confidential support and referrals to resources. This is a benefit for employees of the University.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center (Off Campus)

  • 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.
  • ocrcc.org, (866) 935-4783 (24 hour hotline, toll free), 919-967-7273 (24 hour hotline, local number)
  • This resource is for students, employees, and the community.