Connect with a GVSC
The Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) schedule meetings with University students (undergraduate, graduate, professional, and doctoral) and employees Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m with the exception of dates that the University is closed. The GVSCs are only available to meet by appointment, with the exception of the drop-in hours we host in the LGBTQ Center.
The GVSCs can meet with individuals via phone, video call, or in-person on campus.
Reach out to the GVSCs
The Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) will generally 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. Individuals do not need to disclose any sensitive information about their experience via email in order to contact the GVSCs or schedule a time to meet.
Please note: If you are contacting us from a Google mail (Gmail) account, please check your spam filters for email responses from us and try adding “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your contacts to ensure our responses reach you.
If the Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) are unable to answer, please leave a voicemail with a number that’s safe for the GVSC to return the call. GVSCs will not return a call if someone does not leave a voicemail. The GVSCs will generally respond to your voicemail within 48 hours or 2 business days.
Please note: Individuals do not need to disclose any sensitive information about their experience in a voicemail message in order to contact the GVSCs or schedule a time to meet.
Office Location, Directions, and Parking
Stone Center Suite 101
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Suite 101 is on the first floor (main floor) of the Stone Center, directly across from the restrooms and near the front reception desk area. There is accessibility ramp access from the front entrance of the building (facing Bell Tower Drive).
There are a few options for paid parking near the Stone Center:
- Metered lot behind the Stone Center (accessed via Stone Center Drive)
- Rams Head Parking Deck
- Metered spaces on South Road by Hooker Fields
There are also several bus lines that have stops near the Stone Center. Visit Chapel Hill Transit or GoTriangle for more information on bus routes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens when someone meets with a GVSC?
When someone meets with a GVSC for the first time, we will share information about the role, support and services available, and our GVSC confidentiality and its limitations. From that point on, it is completely up to each person what they would like to talk through or share with us. The GVSC can answer questions, listen to concerns, identify available options and resources and help individuals get connected to any resources they are interested in. It is okay if individuals are not sure about what they might need and just want to learn more about what support exists. At the end of the meeting, the GVSC can collaborate with the individual to determine any next steps or follow-up that would be helpful.
Some topics we can explore and discuss in our space include:
- Someone’s experience of gender-based violence or harassment
- How someone’s experience impacted or continues to impact them
- The neurobiology of trauma and trauma responses
- Coping, healing, and self-care strategies
- Concerns about safety
- Reporting options and decision-making about reporting
- How someone can support a friend, loved one, or peer impacted by gender-based violence or harassment
Is there any cost to meet with a GVSC?
Nope! It does not cost anything to meet with a Gender Violence Services Coordinator (GVSC) or use support and services.
Do I have to share details about my experience?
When someone meets with a Gender Violence Services Coordinator (GVSC), it is completely up to them what information they share during our meeting. Sometimes individuals want to share specific details to have a space to process and sometimes individuals may want to focus more on the impact, their needs, questions they have, etc. We let individuals lead the conversation and share as much information as they are comfortable with.
Some types of support or services may require an individual to share some specific information with the GVSC. In that case, the GVSC will identify the needed information, explain who we would need to share it with and why, and ask the individual sign a release of information form.
Can I bring a friend or family member to a meeting with a GVSC?
The Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) welcome individuals to bring a trusted person with them to a meeting if they would like. We will ask the individual meeting with us to sign a release of information ahead of time to verify their consent of the individual and determine their participation, if any, in future communications. Please refer to our page on GVSC confidentiality for more information.
What if I want to meet virtually and don't have a private space or technology for a video call?
If you need access to a private space on campus or technology for a video call with a Gender Violence Services Coordinator (GVSC), please let us know when we’re scheduling, and we’ll coordinate a space and technology for you to use for the duration of our meeting.