Resources

Confidential Campus Resources for Students

Non-Confidential Campus Resources for Students

Off Campus Resources

Medical Treatment

Interim Measures and Academic Accommodations

Additional Pacific University Resources

Inquiries

 

Confidential Campus Resources for Students

The following are the University resources that can provide confidential assistance to you. This means that without your informed and written permission, these resources will not voluntarily disclose information about the incident. These resources are available during regular business hours:

  • Confidential Advocacy Network: Advocates can help you process your experience, connect you to resources and explain your options for reporting. To meet with a confidential campus advocate fill out
    the Advocacy Request Form. Someone will get back to you within 24 hours to set up a meeting. You can also contact someone from the Confidential Advocacy Network directly.

  • Student Counseling Center, 503-352-2191. This is a confidential resource for seeking one-time or ongoing counseling support. Therapists can provide you with confidential support to process and work towards resolution, help you discuss options, and provide referrals to other services. The Counseling Center will not report any information that you share with them to anyone, unless you ask the counselor and sign a release for them to share specific information with a specific person (for instance, a student may sign a release so that a counselor can advocate for flexibility in classes if needed). All counselors are trained to provide support and some therapists specialize in working with survivors of unwanted sexual experiences.

Non-Confidential Campus Resources for Students

The following University resources will support your privacy, but cannot guarantee confidentiality among University staff and faculty (see “Reporting Options” below for more information.)

The following University resources will support your privacy, but cannot guarantee confidentiality among University staff and faculty (see “Reporting Options” below for more information.)

Off Campus Resources

The following are a few of the local off campus resources for those who have had an unwanted sexual experience:

  • Police Department. If you are injured and need police assistance, you can call 911. If it is a non-emergency situation and you decide you would like to file a report with the police about the unwanted sexual experience, you can call the non-emergency dispatch number. The legal process can be lengthy and difficult, so you may find that you need additional emotional support during this process.
    • Forest Grove Police Department, 503-629-0111 (non emergency) or 9-1-1 (emergency)

    • Hillsboro Police Department, 503-629-0111 (non emergency) or 9-1-1

    • Portland Police Department, 503-823-3333 (non emergency) or 9-1-1

    • Eugene Police Department, 541-682-5111(non emergency) or 9-1-1

  • Washington County Victim’s Assistance Program, District Attorney’s Office, 503-846-8671

  • Portland Women’s Crisis Line, 503-235-5333

  • Men’s Resource Center, 503-235-3433

Medical Treatment

You have the option of seeking treatment for injuries, preventative treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, and other health services.

You also have the option to go to the hospital to have a forensic examination by a trained professional. Providence Saint Vincent’s Hospital (9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR) is the closest emergency room that is staffed with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, who is specially trained to provide care and evidence collection for victims of sexual assault. You can receive medical attention and choose to have evidence collected if you wish. You can also choose to have evidence collected but not given to the police until you decide if you would like to pursue legal charges. According to law, you have access to an exam free of charge or with a full reimbursement regardless of your decision to cooperate with law enforcement investigators. If you would like someone present to provide additional support during this examination, you may request to have an advocate from SARC present.

  • On Campus: the University's Student Health Center, 503-352-2269. This is a confidential resource for seeking medical information or treatment if desired following an unwanted sexual experience. The SHC will keep your identity confidential unless you ask them to share your information with University personnel. The SHC does report non- identified information to the Title IX Coordinator so that person can be aware of whether there are areas on campus or events that appear to show a pattern of risk to others. If you have any concerns and feel it would help you rest easier to know whether you could have contracted a sexually transmitted infection, pregnancy, or if you have other health related questions or concerns, the SHS can provide these services with no visit fee and low cost for any related testing or labs that they are able to provide directly. The SHS cannot provide a forensic “rape kit” examination; this can be done at Providence St. Vincent’s Hospital, where there is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner on site.

  • Off Campus: Providence St Vincent’s Hospital, 503-216-1234. This is a confidential resource that can provide medical treatment for injuries, preventative treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, and other health services. If you wish to have evidence collected, they provide forensic examinations “rape kits” and have Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners on site who are specially trained to provide this care. Located at 9205 Southwest Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225.

Interim Measures and Academic Accommodations

The University will take immediate steps and interim measures to ensure the safety and well-being of anyone who has been the survivor of sexual misconduct. Such steps may include one or more of the following: changes in University housing, work schedules, altered academic schedules, withdrawing from a course, and accessing academic support. If you are interested in pursuing any of these accommodations, you can speak with your counselor, the Confidential Advocacy Network, or another support person you have been working with.

While the University investigates complaints of misconduct, the University may take interim measures. Interim measures could include but are not limited to:

  • Safety planning;

  • Providing campus safety escorts;

  • No contact orders;

  • Changes to living arrangements; and

  • Changes to course schedules, work schedules, or work assignments;

More information about available interim measures can be found in the Title IX Sexual Misconduct Process, the Non-Title IX Student Sexual Misconduct Process, Human Resources policies, the Faculty and Governance Handbook, the Staff Handbook, and the Student Employee Handbook.

Additional Pacific University Resources

Campus Public Safety
Employee Assistance Program

Inquiries

Inquiries about Title IX and Pacific’s compliance with it may also be directed to the following.

Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

In addition to complying with Title IX’s prohibition of discrimination based upon sex, Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference, disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs as required bySection 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and their implementing regulations.