Sexual Misconduct Resources
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, has experienced sexual harassment, domestic violence, interpersonal violence, stalking, or some other form of sexual misconduct, we encourage you to report the situation to at least one of the options below. All of the following options are available to you, and can be pursued individually or simultaneously. Some of the options are Confidential, and some are not. If you aren’t sure whether you want to formally report the incident, you should talk with a Confidential Resource to find out your options. Our interest in having you report the incident, first and foremost, is so we can provide you with the appropriate support resources.
Confidential Campus Resources
- Abby’s House professional staff can help talk through your options and can accompany you through the process of accessing any of these reporting services.
- Student Health and Counseling Center staff can talk through your options and can provide personal counseling.
- You can make a police report to the Monmouth Police Department (503-838-1109) or the Independence Police Department (503-838-1214). Even if you do not want to pursue criminal charges at this time, you can always make a police report to have this information on file. Police reports are eventually accessible by Public Records Requests and could be accessed in the future.
- You can make a report to Campus Public Safety (503-838-8481). If you do not want formal action to be taken, your report will remain private and only shared with key university personnel unless the University must take actions for reasons of safety.
- You can file a report with the Office of Student Conduct (503-838-8930). If you do not want formal action to be taken, your report will remain private and only shared with key university personnel unless the University must take actions for reasons of safety.
- If the incident involves WOU faculty or staff, you can file a complaint with the Office of Human Resources (503-838-8490).
- You can file a sexual harassment report with Heather Mercer, Interim Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, who is Western Oregon University’s Title IX Coordinator (503-838-8963).
- You can file an Anonymous Report. Unless you provide your name or the name of the alleged perpetrator, this information will only be used for the purpose of statistical reporting.