Confidential Support Options

Most Western Oregon University Employees are Responsible Employees, which means they must report any incident of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment to the Title IX Officer.  However, the professional staff in two offices are Privileged, and thus not considered Responsible Employees and can maintain confidentiality regarding incidents of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.  These offices are as follows:

Confidential Community Resources

  • Abby’s House professional staff can help talk through your options and can accompany you through the process of accessing any of the reporting options.
  • Student Health and Counseling Center staff can talk through your options and can provide personal counseling.

There are also a number of Confidential Resources off campus which can also assist students who have experienced sexual violence.  These include:

Confidential Community Resources

Center for Hope and Safety 503-399-7722; or 1-866-399-7722
SABLE House (Dallas) 503-623-4033; or 1-866-305-3030
Polk County Victim’s Assistance 503-623-9268
Salem Planned Parenthood 503-363-8732
Salem Hospital 503-561-5200
West Valley Hospital (Dallas) 503-623-8301
Good Samaritan Hospital (Corvallis) 541-768-5111: or 1-888-872-0760

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WOU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by WOU.