University Support

University Support

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 Accommodations:

At your request, the university can make accommodations including: make transportation and work arrangements, make financial aid accommodations, 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 accommodations, 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. 

Academic Accommodations

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. 

Counseling Services

The University Counseling Services 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 Counseling Services 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. 

Health Services

University Health Services 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 University Health Services 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 University Health Services, call 541-346-2770.

Housing Accommodations

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, only in cases where there is an emergency action and a pending conduct process would the UO remove the accused student from the housing community. However, in cases where the survivor does not choose to disclose who hurt them, does not wish to move forward with a formal report or investigation, the perpetrator is unknown, or based on victim’s request, there is usually 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.

Victim Assistance Fund

Even though our nationally-recognized prevention efforts put us at the forefront of prevention education initiatives, the UO is like any other university in that sexual violence still occurs on our campus. When students are affected by sexual discrimination, harassment or violence, we offer comprehensive support services and interim measures to help them continue their education. One of the cornerstones of our effort is the Victim Assistance Fund. This fund is available to student victims in need of financial resources to stay safe and engaged with their education. Many of these students do not have assistance from family or have chosen not to share their experience with their family and so are left with expenses as a result. Common uses of this fund include:

  • Medical expenses related to assault, including STI preventive medications
  • Counseling services
  • Reimbursement of lost wages from absences due to trauma
  • Moving costs if they need to relocate for safety concerns
  • Emergency housing expenses

Every year more students are gaining the courage to come forward to seek help and thus we anticipate requests to increase. The UO has made a commitment to not refuse any reasonable request that would help ensure the safety and health of a student survivor of sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence. The value of this fund cannot be overstated nor measured in dollars—every request granted works directly to assist students who would otherwise struggle to find physical safety, stay healthy, and obtain the basic needs necessary to continue their education.

There are no administrative costs for this fund, so any contributions to this fund would go directly to the students it supports. For many of these students, a few hundred dollars of assistance is the difference between dropping out of school and continuing their education. Student survivors are often traumatized and feel alone, but through the use of this fund, we are able to show that they are cared for, valued, and belong at the UO.