Information for Victims and Survivors

Information for Victims and Survivors

If you are (or someone you are with is) in immediate danger or feel unsafe, call 9‑1‑1.

It was not your fault

If you are the survivor of sexual harassment (including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and stalking) and someone has harmed you, it's not your fault.

Ask for help—we have services for survivors

Help is available for you on campus and in the community. You can call the hotline anytime day or night at 541‑346‑7233 (SAFE) to get support and talk about your options.

You may or may not want to report the incident, and there are options for doing this. The decision is up to you. Either way, we encourage you to take advantage of services on or off campus.

Take time to take care of yourself

It is not uncommon to be physically and or emotionally traumatized. For your safety and well-being, you may want to seek medical attention. You can choose to go to the University Health Center or the University Counseling Center for care or if you are having difficulty sleeping, eating, feeling anxious, or would like to speak about your experience in a confidential setting. An advocate from the Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services program can support and accompany you.

Do things at your own pace and in your own time

It can be very easy to feel helpless and powerless in these situations. This is a good time to surround yourself with people who support and understand your needs and honor your choices. 

You are not responsible for the perpetrator’s actions

The perpetrator may have caused you to feel unsafe, vulnerable, and/or powerless. Remember, you did nothing to deserve or cause another person to hurt you. They chose to use their power to harm you.