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

Tigard Police Department
13125 SW Hall Boulevard
503-629-0111 or 9-1-1 for emergency

Salem Police Department
555 Liberty Street SE, Salem
503-588-6123 or 9-1-1 for emergency

Bend Police Department
555 NE 15th Street, Bend
541-322-2960 or 9-1-1 for emergency

Medical/SANE Exam

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.

Area Hospitals:

Providence Newberg Medical Center
1001 Providence Drive, Newberg
503-537-1555

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland
503-216-1234

Willamette Valley Medical Center
2700 SE Stratus Avenue, McMinnville
503-472-6131

Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
10180 SE Sunnyside Road, Clackamas
503-652-2880

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan Street, Portland
503-215-1111

Salem Health Hospital (OHSU Partner)
890 Oak Street SE, Salem
503-561-5200

St. Charles Hospital – Bend/Redmond
2500 NE Neff Road, Bend
541-382-4321

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

Health & Counseling Center
Woodward House
503-554-2340

University Pastors/Spiritual Life
Sheridan Street House
503-554-2320

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 Lau

Brad Lau

Title IX Coordinator/Vice President for Student Life
Stevens Center (third floor)
503-554-2312
blau@georgefox.edu
Laura Hartley

Laura Hartley

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Lemmons 9A
503-554-2143
lhartley@georgefox.edu
Mark Pothoff

Mark Pothoff

Dean of Community Life
Stevens Center (third floor)
503-554-2313
mpothoff@georgefox.edu
Rebecca Hernandez

Rebecca Hernandez

Associate VP
Stevens Center (first floor)
503-554-2147
rhernandez@georgefox.edu
Lisa Burton

Lisa Burton

Associate Director of HR
Human Resources Office
503-554-2183
lburton@georgefox.edu
Elise Trask

Elise Trask

Associate Director of Athletics
Wheeler Sports Center
503-554-2934
etrask@georgefox.edu
Jen Macnab

Jen Macnab

Senior Enrollment Counselor
Portland Center
503-554-6103
jmacnab@georgefox.edu

Student Life Office: 503-554-2310


Residence Life

503-554-2311 or 503-476-5179 (after hours)

David Johnstone
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
3rd floor Stevens
503-554-2315
djohnstone@georgefox.edu  

Sarah Taylor
Associate Director of Residence Life/Area Coordinator – Houses & Apartments North
503-554-3841
taylors@georgefox.edu

Grant Burns
Associate Director of Residence Life/ Area Coordinator – Houses & Apartments West
503-554-3837
gburns@georgefox.edu

Matt Dyment
Area Coordinator – Coffin & Edwards Halls
503-554-3839
mdyment@georgefox.edu

Bree Stairs
Area Coordinator – Hobson, Macy & Sutton Halls
503-554-3840
bstairs@georgefox.edu

Elizabeth Anderson
Area Coordinator – Pennington, Carey, Willcuts & Beebe Halls
503-554-3541
eanderson@georgefox.edu

Liz Simmons
Area Coordinator – East Residential Area
503-554-3842
esimmons@georgefox.edu

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

Yamhill County Crime Victim Services
503-434-7510 (8 a.m.- 5 p.m., M-F) or 503-434-4616 (evenings and weekends) and online at oregoncrimevictimsrights.org


Oregon Crisis Hotline
888-235-5333 (24 hours)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-HOPE

Henderson House
503-472-1503 (24 hour) or 877-227-5946 (toll free) and online at hendersonhouse.org  

Newberg Victims Assistance Program
503-538-9421

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