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Emotional Support




Due to COVID-19, many campus offices are operating remotely at this time. Please reach out to these support options first by email or phone for assistance.

It can be helpful to seek emotional support from confidential resources to process an experience and its impact, explore options and resources, or consider support that exists on campus and in the community. Individuals can connect with these resources at any time and do not need to report to law enforcement and/or the University to access these resources. 

Resources provided are not an exhaustive list. Individuals can learn more about their specific options by contacting any of the resources listed.

Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) | On Campus | Confidential | M – F 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • GVSC Website | GVSC Email | Phone: 919-962-1343
  • Located at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Suite 101 (150 South Road)  
  • To schedule a meeting, you may email or call the GVSCs. Dates and times available for drop-in hours in the LGBTQ Center may be found on the GVSC website.  
  • This resource is for students (undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral students), employees, and post-doctoral scholars.  
  • Examples of emotional support: Individual meetings; exploring options and resources; accompaniment to meetings, hearings, and court proceedings; referrals to resources on campus and in the community.
  • Watch this video to learn more about the services the GVSCs provide.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) | On Campus | Confidential | M – Th 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m.; F 9:30 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Caps Website | Phone: 919-966-3658
  • Located in the James A. Taylor Building, 3rd floor (320 Emergency Room Drive)
  • For an initial visit, you may go to CAPS during the hours specified above.  
  • This resource is for all degree-seeking students and Postdoctoral Fellows who pay the current term Campus Health fee. 
  • Examples of emotional support: Brief individual therapy appointments; referrals to longer-term community providers; psychiatric services and medication management; referral to resources on campus and in the community; Courage to Heal support group for women-identified survivors of sexual assault.

ComPsych Employee Assistance Program Service (EAP) | Remote | Confidential | | 24 hours / 7 days a week  

  • EAP Website | Phone helpline: 877-314-5841 
  • This resource is for employees.  
  • Examples of emotional support: individual consultations and counseling; online resources; referrals for legal services; referrals to resources. 

University Ombuds Office | On Campus | Confidential | M – F 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

  • Ombuds Website | Obmuds Email | Phone: 919-843-8204 
  • To schedule a meeting, you may email or call the University Ombuds Office.  
  • This resource is for students (undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral students), employees, and post-doctoral scholars.   
  • Examples of emotional support: impartial, informal, and independent space to discuss any campus issue, problem, or dispute; help identify and evaluate options and resources; referrals to resources on campus and in the community. 
  • Watch this video to learn more about the services the Ombuds Office provides.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) | Off Campus | Confidential | 24 hours / 7 days a week  

  • OCRCC Website | Phone helpline: 866-935-4783, Text helpline: 919-504-5211 | Online Chat
  • Location: 1506 E. Franklin Street Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
  • This resource is for individuals in Orange County 
  • Examples of emotional support: 24/7 phone, text, and online chat helplines; support groups; accompaniment to hospital, court, and other meetings; individual therapy program and referrals to community providers.

Compass Center | Off Campus | Confidential | 24 hours / 7 days a week

  • Compass Center Website | Phone helpline: 919-929-7122 
  • Location: 210 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
  • This resource is for individuals in Orange County.  
  • Examples of emotional support: 24/7 phone helpline; support groups; accompaniment to court; individual therapy program and referrals to community providers.