Oregon State University joined a national sexual violence education and prevention effort in September 2014 to dramatically change the way we think about and respond to sexual violence. The “It’s On Us” campaign raises awareness and brings the nation and the higher education community together to stop sexual assaults from occurring on university campuses.
We all share responsibility to create a campus environment where sexual violence will not be tolerated. The first step is to raise awareness and hold everyone accountable for stopping assaults, supporting victims, and creating and maintaining a culture of respect and non-violence. It’s on each of us.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault, know someone who has, or want to be more informed, review the services below for access to assistance.
OSU-Cascades Public Safety
St. Charles Emergency Department
541-382-4321, 2500 NE Neff Rd, Bend
Emergency is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and staffs Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who provide forensic evidence collection (SAFE exam). It is recommended that a person going for exam call ahead to lessen wait times as the SANE staff is on-call during off hours. An exam must be completed within 84 hours of the assault if you plan to file a police report at some point, results can be stored for a later date.
Confidential Support, Counseling and Advocacy
Saving Grace, a Central Oregon nonprofit organization, provides comprehensive sexual assault services and promotes the value of living life free from violence.
24 Hour HelpLine: 541-389-7021 OR Toll Free (outside of Bend) 888-504-8992
Counseling at OSU-Cascades
Counseling Services support the emotional, social and psychological well being of students.
Advocacy from OSU Corvallis
Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center, available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and hotline support after hours. Provides crisis stabilization and support for survivors of sexual violence.
(541) 737-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting and Response Services
Local law enforcement agencies within your off-campus community (Call 911 for immediate emergency assistance or referral)
Awareness and Prevention Education