Know Your Options
We are committed to providing support, as well as assisting you in all aspects of reporting and responding to the situation. Ultimately, you have a choice in how the process goes and the steps you choose to take. We strongly encourage you to use confidential on-campus or off-campus resources, and consider filing a report with student life/residence life or one of the Title IX coordinators or deputy coordinators.
Law Enforcement Report
You may choose to report a sexual assault to local law enforcement (see list of contact information below) and/or George Fox University Campus Security. [Please note that there are trained individuals on campus as well as off-campus resource people who can provide support and assistance as requested.]
The following is contact information for law enforcement:
Newberg-Dundee Police Department
401 East Third Street, Newberg
503-538-5393 or 9-1-1 for emergency
McMinnville Police Department
121 SW Adams Street
503-434-6500 or 9-1-1 for emergency
Beaverton Police Department
4755 SW Griffith Drive, Beaverton
503-629-0111 or 9-1-1 for emergency
You may choose to go to the emergency room at the local hospital and ask to be seen by a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE). We are committed to journeying with you through this process as much or as little as you would like. [Please note that there are trained individuals on campus as well as off-campus resource people who can provide support as requested.]
A sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) is specially trained to conduct an examination after a rape. Typically, these examinations should take place within 72 hours of the sexual assault and they take approximately three hours to complete. If at all possible, it is best to avoid changing clothes, bathing, showering, using the restroom, cleaning up the area, or combing hair after the sexual assault. However, even if you have done any or all of these things, an examination can still yield important evidence.
While the medical exam process is invasive, it is highly confidential and consists of several important elements.
First, a thorough interview is conducted where specific questions are asked about the rape. While it is always your choice as to which questions you want to answer, the more information the SANE has, the more thorough the record will be.
Second, a physical exam will be conducted that includes an examination and swabbing of the pelvic area and other areas of the body impacted by the assault. In addition, special lighting may be used to look for semen, saliva, or other fluids. Pictures will likely be taken and the SANE will ask for any clothing worn during the assault.
Finally, blood or urine samples and possibly other evidence (such as nail clipping, hair samples, etc.) may be collected. All of the evidence will be included in a Sexual Assault Evidence Kit (SAEK) and it is always your choice as to whether to use the evidence immediately or at a later time.
Providence Newberg Medical Center
1001 Providence Drive, Newberg
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland
Willamette Valley Medical Center
2700 SE Stratus Avenue, McMinnville
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
10180 SE Sunnyside Road, Clackamas
University Resources and Support
You may choose to receive support from the many university resources available to you. Completely confidential counseling/support is available from the university pastoral team or the Health & Counseling Center.
Any student who believes he or she has witnessed or been the victim of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment, including any type of violence or sexual misconduct (e.g., sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual exploitation, or stalking), is urged to report the matter to the Title IX coordinator or deputy coordinators or a residence life staff member (e.g., area coordinator). Should you choose to report something that has happened to you, it is still generally your choice in terms of whether or not an official investigation is pursued. Please note that all faculty, staff, and administrators as well as student resident assistants (R.A.s) are mandatory reporters and must notify the Title IX Coordinator or one of the deputy coordinators.
Confidential On-Campus Resources
Other On-Campus Resources
The university’s Title IX coordinator and deputy coordinators, as well as residence life staff (e.g., area coordinators), have been trained to respond to reports of sexual misconduct.
Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Coordinators:
Brad LauTitle IX Coordinator/Vice President for Student Life
Stevens Center (third floor)
Mark PothoffDean of Community Life
Stevens Center (third floor)
Student Life Office: 503-554-2310
Assistant Area Coordinators & Resident Assistants (AACs & RAs can be an initial contact and they’ll assist the student in connecting with the student life staff)
Community Resources and Support
Oregon Crisis Hotline
888-235-5333 (24 hours)
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Newberg Victims Assistance Program