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THE GENDER VIOLENCE SERVICES COORDINATORS (GVSCS) ARE MEETING WITH INDIVIDUALS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AND CAN MEET VIA PHONE, VIDEO CALL, OR IN-PERSON. PLEASE EMAIL GVSC@UNC.EDU OR CALL 919-962-7430 OR 919-962-1343 TO SCHEDULE.

Below are some resources the Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) commonly refer individuals to for support and resources related to experiences of gender-based violence and harassment. This list is not exhaustive of all resources available on campus or in our community. 

Campus Resources

Accessibility Resources & Service (ARS) seeks to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities and medical conditions as they relate to academics, residences, dining, and co and extra-curricular campus activities.
Explore opportunities to get involved with awareness, education, and prevention efforts on campus. 
The Carolina Ready Safety App includes information about resources, emergency alerts, an in-app feature to report tips to UNC Police, and other features including mobile blue light, Friend Walk, and WorkAlone.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers brief individual therapy to students seeking support for issues that are relatively well defined and which can be adequately addressed or resolved in a brief time frame. CAPS also offers group therapy, medication management, and referrals to outside providers.

For initial CAPS services, please call 919-966-3568 or check out more information about connecting with CAPS for the first time.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers Courage to Heal: A Sexual Assault Recovery Group for undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-docs who identify as women.

Individuals interested in joining will meet with the facilitator(s) for a brief screening prior to attending the group. You do not need to share details of your experience during the screening process or group. More information about current group offerings and sign-ups can be found on the CAPS website. 

The Equal Opportunity and Compliance (EOC) Office is the University’s central office for addressing issues related to experiences of discrimination and harassment based on protected status. This includes experiences of gender-based violence and harassment including sexual violence, interpersonal violence, stalking, and sexual and gender-based harassment.

The Safe At UNC website includes more information about support, options, and resources available through the EOC.

The Gender Violence Services Coordinators can help individuals connect with the EOC Office and accompany them to any meetings with the EOC.

HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Ending Violence Now) training provides students, faculty, staff, and post docs with tools to support someone who has experienced gender-based violence and harassment. The training emphasizes the importance of listening, responding compassionately, and connecting survivors to resources on campus and in the community.
The LGBTQ Center and Student Wellness developed a free online course that centers the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals (though the information is applicable to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.)

The course focuses on characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, awareness of the characteristics you desire in relationships or partners, conflict resolution skills, and awareness about interpersonal violence, bystander intervention, and allyship. 

One ACT is a training developed and implemented by Student Wellness that aims to provide the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to recognize the early warning signs of when to take preventative action.

Campus Health and the UNC Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program offer a variety of options for services for individuals after a sexual assault.

Any student who is eligible for health care services at Campus Health may be seen for post-assault medical care and services.

Campus Health has staff trained as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) available between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. These providers are specially trained to provide  as much choice as possible for individuals seeking care including services, treatment, and/or evidence collection.

UNC Hospital has staff trained as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) available 24/7 through the Emergency Department. If a student identifies to the SANE nurse that they are a UNC-Chapel Hill student, they can be connected to funding available through our campus Survivor’s Assistance Fund.

TheSafe At UNC website is the University’s main portal for resources and information about discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking.

It includes information about support and services available on campus and in the community, reporting options, policy information, emergency support, how to support individuals impacted by gender-based violence and harassment, and information about awareness, education, and prevention efforts.

UNC Police offers a self-defense class through the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program. 

The program is open to students, faculty, and staff. There are three programs: RAD for Women, RAD for Men, and RAD Express. Transgender and non-binary individuals are welcome to choose whichever program is most comfortable for them.

The Survivor’s Assistance Fund may provide financial support for students and post-docs to help offset costs related to post-assault medical care, including counseling services.

The Safe At UNC website includes more information about the fund and other financial support that may be available.

UNC Police is the University’s law enforcement option for reporting experiences of gender-based violence and harassment including sexual violence, interpersonal violence, stalking, and sexual and gender-based harassment.

The Safe At UNC website includes more information about support, options, and resources available through law enforcement.

The Gender Violence Services Coordinators can help individuals connect with UNC Police and accompany them to any meetings with UNC Police.

The University Approved Absence Office (UAAO) can issue approved absences authorized by several offices on campus including the Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs).

If you are seeking approved absences related to experiences or impact of gender-based violence and/or harassment, you may email the Gender Violence Services Coordinators or complete the UAAO’s request form. Please note that staff in the University Approved Absence Office are Responsible Employees and will need to share disclosed information related to gender-based violence and/or harassment with the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office. If you would like details of your disclosure to remain confidential when requesting an approved absence, please email your request to the GVSCs at gvsc@unc.edu

Wellness Coaching is a service offered through Student Wellness to help students meet 1:1 with a professional coach to focus on areas related to stress management, self-care practices, sleep hygiene, or refining your life vision and values.  

Community Resources

The Chapel Hill Crisis Unit is a 24-hour co-response team that provides onsite emergency response with officers to persons in crisis situations including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking or harassment, and victims of crime.

The Crisis Unit’s operating hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., except for major holidays. To speak with a Crisis Counselor, you may call the Crisis Unit at 919-968-2806.

The Compass Center provides free, confidential support and advocacy 24/7 via phone for individuals residing in Orange County who have experienced domestic violence.

The Compass Center also offers education and outreach programs, therapy services, emergency shelter placement, support groups, self-sufficiency services, legal services, safety planning, and accompaniment.

The Compass Center can also help individuals apply for protective orders through the court system.

You can dial 911 to be connected to your local law enforcement agency. If you would like to report to law enforcement, the jurisdiction is based on where an incident occurred.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) provides free, confidential support and advocacy 24/7 via phone, text, and online chat for individuals residing in Orange County who have experienced sexual violence.

OCRCC also offers education and outreach programs, therapy services, support groups, safety planning, advocacy services, and accompaniment.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Victim Crisis Services works to aid and assist victims of crime in Orange County.

Victim Crisis Services can provide a variety of advocacy services and help individuals apply for protective orders through the court system.

They are available Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

National Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides free, confidential support available 24/7 via phone and online chat.
RAINN provides free, confidential support available 24/7 via phone and online chat.
Pathways to Safety International provides a variety of advocacy services to Americans overseas and traveling abroad.