If you are (or someone you are with is) in immediate danger or feel unsafe, call 9‑1‑1.
The University of Oregon is committed to fostering an environment free of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment and bullying, and stalking. We expect community members to engage in relationships and sexual interactions that are characterized by consent.
University Support and Accomodations:
At your request, the university can make accomodations including: make transportation and work arrangements, make financial aid accomodations, provide visa and immigration assistance, connect you with off-campus resources, and/or make a safety plan with you, including obtaining protective measures or orders. These accomodations, and the others listed below, are available whether or not you choose to report to law enforcement. The Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services team can assist in arranging accomodations.
The Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services staff provide crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We know experiencing issues of sexual harassment can affect many aspects of a student's life. Our goal is to remedy the impact on academics as much as possible and support students in successfully continuing and completing their education. The Sexual Violence Support Services team can assist in arranging academic accommodations.
The University Counseling Center (part of the University Counseling and Testing Center) offers confidential support, evaluation, and counseling for students experiencing personal difficulties as a result of having experienced an incident of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and stalking. Professional counseling staff, licensed psychologists or therapists with experience in trauma response and healing are available to assist students with personal counseling.
Students can make an appointment with the University Counseling Center by calling 541‑346‑3227 and asking to make an appointment with someone on the Interpersonal Violence Response Team. This team will help students connect with trained individuals and other services.
The University Health Center is committed to providing students with physical and emotional care following incidents of sexual harassment, including sexual assault. During clinic hours, students can be seen by medical professionals specially trained to care for those who have experienced these issues. There is no charge for this confidential appointment.
The medical team provides services including emergency contraception, antibiotics to prevent infection, and physical exams and other services. Staff also treat students who are experiencing difficulty sleeping, anxiety, or depression. In addition, they can provide access to other resources, including referrals to on- and off-campus support services.
If a student desires, there are medical professionals at the University Health Center who have the ability to collect legally admissible evidence. This anonymous collection preserves evidence if a student decides to report at the time of the incident or at a later time. While it is better to collect evidence as early as possible, this is only done if the student chooses. Health center staff are not required to report the incident to law enforcement or to the university even if evidence is collected. To contact the University Health Center, call 541-346-2770.
Many students who have experienced sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and stalking no longer feel safe in their current living situation. The Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services Program can assist students with a variety of housing options depending on their specific circumstances.
- On-campus housing accommodations: For students who live on campus, there are several options for alternate campus housing. Typically, the primary response would be to remove the accused student from the housing community. In cases where the survivor does not choose to disclose who hurt them, the perpetrator is unknown or based on victim’s request, there is also the option of moving the survivor to an alternate housing location on campus.
- Off-campus housing accommodations: Students living off campus should contact the Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services Program at 541‑346‑7233 (SAFE) to discuss alternative housing options.
Legal Services—Student Survivor Legal Services
The University of Oregon's Student Survivor Legal Services offers legal support to student survivors of sexual assault*. A licensed attorney is available to advise and represent survivors in a variety of areas, including:
- obtaining restraining and stalking protective orders
- asserting legal rights in criminal cases, student conduct code proceedings, and in housing and employment contexts
- taking other measures to help students maintain privacy and security
To make an appointment with the Student Survivor Legal Services attorney, call 541‑346‑8619.
*All information obtained in the course of representation will be held confidential consistent with state and federal law and is not subject to required reporting.