Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Programs
Sexual Assault Programs
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education
Coordinator, located within Student Health Services, provides both prevention
and awareness education on a wide range of sexual violence related issues, such
as bystander behavior, stalking, interpersonal violence and sexual assault. The
Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator serves as the advisor of
the group Every1. Every1 is a group of sexual violence awareness peer
educators. Students, faculty and staff can contact the Sexual Violence Prevention
and Education Coordinator at 541-737-7880 or Carrie Giese.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Oregon State University provides education for the student community about sexual violence through presentations during CONNECT week each fall. In addition, the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office (located in Student Health Services), and the Department of Public Safety, offer sexual violence education and information programs to University students and employees upon request. Information about sexual violence, consent, and University response is available through Office of Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS; 541-737-7604).
In addition, OSU has a Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Alliance (SARPA), which was developed to strengthen collaboration and coordination of sexual violence response and prevention initiatives at Oregon State University. SARPA is co-facilitated by the OSU Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, the Sexual Assault Support Services Coordinator, and a representative from University Housing and Dining. SARPA consists of numerous departments and agencies on and off campus, including: ASOSU Safe Ride, the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, Good Samaritan Hospital, Oregon State Police/OSU Department of Public Safety, OSU Dean of Student Life Office, OSU Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, OSU Student Conduct and Community Standards, and OSU Women’s Center.
Support and Advocacy for Survivors/Victims of Sexual Assault
Support is available for survivors of sexual assault, whether or not a survivor decides to report to Law Enforcement or the University. Survivors may contact OSU Sexual Assault Support Services (541-737-7604, available for students) or the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV, available for students and community members) 24 hour hotline at 541-754-0110 for support, crisis intervention, and information about their options and resources. SASS also provides ongoing counseling for students, and consultation and referrals for faculty, staff, and community members. Counseling for faculty and staff is available through the Employee Assistance Program,
Medical Services for Survivors/Victims of Sexual Assault
A survivor may also receive comprehensive medical services for sexual assault WITHOUT reporting to the Police or the University. Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence exams (SAFE kits) are available at OSU Student Health Services (SHS, available to students, 541-737-7355) and also at local hospital Emergency Departments (EDs). A survivor may request for evidence to be collected ANONYMOUSLY using a SAFE kit, and may later decide to make a formal report to Law Enforcement. Financial assistance is available to cover the expenses for the SAFE exam. Contact CARDV (541-754-0110), SHS, or your local ED concerning questions about SAFE exams.