GVSC Drop-In Hours

About the GVSCs

Holly Lovern (she/her/hers) and Kayla Zollinger (she/her/hers) serve as the GVSCs.

The Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) provide confidential support and advocacy for all students, faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows of all backgrounds and identities who have experienced or have been impacted by gender-based violence or harassment before or during their time at Carolina. The GVSCs can provide the following services:

  • Emotional support
  • Assistance in understanding reporting options and navigating reporting processes
  • Accompaniment to meetings and hearings
  • Referrals to University and community resources
  • Safety planning
  • Assistance with requesting housing and academic accommodations
  • Information and education for University and community groups


The GVSCs are confidential through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct. Learn about the few circumstances which limit their confidentiality here. The GVSCs are happy to answer any questions or address concerns an individual may have about the confidentiality of services prior to sharing information with us. 

Contacting the GVSCs

Drop-In Hours at the LGBTQ Center

Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Typically 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm during Fall and Spring semesters.

Scheduled Meetings

The GVSCs are available to meet with students, faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm. Email to set up an appointment or call a specific GVSC:

  • Holly Lovern: 919-962-7430 
  • Kayla Zollinger: 919-962-1343 

*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. They will respond to your email within 48 hours or 2 business days.

If the GVSCs are unable to answer their phones, you must 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.  

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