Confidential Advocacy Network

Confidential Advocates are a small group of faculty and staff who have completed the 40 hour comprehensive advocate training offered through the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force. The network has BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Pacific Islander representation on the network. 

If you have had an unwanted, confusing, coerced, or forced sexual experience, or have concerns about your relationship, advocates can help you process your experience, connect you to resources, and explain your options for reporting. Unlike all other staff and faculty on campus, confidential advocates are not obligated to report incidents to the Title IX office unless the student would like to move forward with a complaint.

To meet with a confidential advocate fill out the Advocacy Request Form. An advocate will get back to you during the next business day to set up a meeting. Or you can contact the advocates directly at their emails below.

Request Advocacy 


Contact Us

Since all of these advocates have other roles make sure to specify that you are calling to speak to them as an advocate. To learn more about each advocate, click on their name.

Andrea Lybarger | Sr. Asst. Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions | 503-352-7217

Janalei Chun | Director, Hawai’i Outreach and Programming & Advisor, Nā Haumāna O Hawaiʻi | 503-352-2110

Olivia Alcaire | Pre-Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator | 503-352-2829

Becca Ellenbecker | Student Outreach Coordinator | 503-352-2157 

Graham Turner MEd, MAT | Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Specialist | 503-352-2191

Mallory Hiefield | Director of Intramurals and Recreation | 503-352-2138 

Carmel Nicol, MSW | Asst. Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions & Advisor Relations | 503-352-7226