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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
Oregon State University Student Health Services (SHS) is committed to taking an active stance in survivor-focused health care. SHS now offers a fully integrated Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program to support any female or male students who are survivors of sexual assault. By offering exams at the campus health center, sexual assault survivors can be in familiar surroundings with caring clinicians and do not have to be concerned about arranging transportation to the hospital. Survivors can continue seeing a Student Health clinician for any other health exams as well, which allows for a continuum of care for the survivor that includes sensitivity to their experience.
The following are more facts about the SANE program at SHS:
- The SANE program is available on campus year round during regular SHS hours.
- Two qualified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are on staff at SHS.
- SHS also has support staff including Registered Nurses trained in assisting a sexual assault survivor.
- You do not have to report the assault to have an examination.
- Examinations are available for both men and women.
- Your visit with the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner is completely confidential.
- The SANE program facilitates access to many sexual assault resources including Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV).
- Most services are free or include a minimal charge.
- You will always be treated in a sensitive and caring manner.
In addition, the OSU Health Promotion Department provides sexual violence education and awareness information for the campus community. Staff can provide workshops or presentations on topics related to dating violence, rape and sexual assault. Contact Carrie Giese, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, at 541-737-7880; or firstname.lastname@example.org.