GVSC Support & Services
The GVSCs provide the following services listed below:
The GVSCs can provide space for individuals to discuss experiences of gender-based violence and harassment and the impact their experiences have. This may include exploring and identifying needs and available support, brainstorming self-care strategies, and providing psycho-education about the spectrum of gender-based violence and harassment, consent, and trauma responses.
The GVSCs also provide support for individuals who may be indirectly impacted by gender-based violence and harassment, often called “secondary survivors,” to explore secondary impact of supporting individuals and learning more about how to effectively help and support others.
Individuals may share as much or as little about their experience as they’d like with the GVSCs.
The GVSCs do not provide therapy and can help refer individuals to resources on campus and in the community if they are interested in finding and working with a therapist.
Help in Understanding Reporting Options
The GVSCs can identify and explain reporting options and possible responses available through the University and/or law enforcement. The GVSCs can also help coordinate, schedule, and accompany individuals to meetings with the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office and/or law enforcement.
The GVSCs can help coordinate and schedule meetings with many on-campus and community resources, including the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office and/or law enforcement. The GVSCs can also accompany individuals and attend meetings to provide emotional support.
Referrals to Campus and Community Resources
The GVSCs can help identify support and resources available on campus and in the community that may help in addressing an individual’s needs. Please visit our Campus and Community Resources page to learn more.
The GVSCs can help individuals safety plan for a variety of circumstances and situations on-campus, off-campus, or in the digital space. The GVSCs can also help explore options for University No-Contact Orders (issued by the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office), protective orders through the court system, and other interim protective measures that may be available.
Assistance in Requesting Academic, On-campus Housing, and Workplace Support
The GVSCs can help identify support and resources available for concerns related to academics, on-campus housing, and workspaces.
For academic support, the GVSCs can send out professor notifications, request University Approved Absences for absences related to experiences of gender-based violence and harassment, and explore options for withdrawals, drops, and underloads . The GVSCs can also help connect students to resources such as Academic Advising, Accessibility Resources & Service, and Counseling and Psychological Services.
For on-campus housing support, the GVSCs can help identify potential options that may exist such as changes to residence hall assignments, accessing temporary emergency housing, and connecting with Carolina Housing.
For workspaces, the GVSCs can help identify potential options that may exist for employees (including student employees) by helping them communicate with their supervisor and/or get connected to University resources including the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office or Human Resources.
The GVSCs are happy to consult with members of our campus community about ways we can create a more supportive campus for individuals impacted by gender-based violence and harassment. For example, the GVSCs can consult with faculty in supporting students or creating a more supportive learning environment. Student groups can consult with us on efforts or initiatives they are focusing on or how to support members of their group.
Outreach and Education for University and Community Groups
The GVSCs love to connect with our campus community and welcome requests for GVSC outreach and trainings from student and employee groups, university classes, offices and departments, other campus entities and community resources. If interested in coordinating outreach or training, please use our VPAS Outreach/Training Request Form.