Resources

Call 9-1-1 followed by 503-554-2090 (George Fox Campus Security) if this is an emergency!



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 (RAs), 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.

Community Resources and Support

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


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

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-HOPE

Henderson House
503-472-1503 (24 hours)
877-227-5946 (toll free)
hendersonhouse.org  

Newberg Victims Assistance Program
503-538-9421

Hospitals

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 Dr., Newberg 503-537-1555
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 9205 S.W. Barnes Road, Portland 503-216-1234
Willamette Valley Medical Center 2700 S.E. Stratus Ave., McMinnville 503-472-6131
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center 10180 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas 503-652-2880
Providence Portland Medical Center 4805 N.E. Glisan St., Portland 503-215-1111
Salem Health Hospital (OHSU Partner) 890 Oak Street S.E., Salem 503-561-5200
St. Charles Hospital – Bend/Redmond 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend 541-382-4321

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 St., Newberg 503-538-5393
9-1-1 for emergency
McMinnville Police Department 121 S.W. Adams St. 503-434-6500
9-1-1 for emergency
Beaverton Police Department 4755 S.W. Griffith Dr., Beaverton 503-629-0111
9-1-1 for emergency
Tigard Police Department 13125 S.W. Hall Blvd. 503-629-0111
9-1-1 for emergency
Salem Police Department 555 Liberty St. S.E., Salem 503-588-6123
9-1-1 for emergency
Bend Police Department 555 N.E. 15th St., Bend 541-322-2960
9-1-1 for emergency

Education & Training

Awareness and educational efforts are important aspects of preventing and responding to sexual misconduct incidents that may arise. Please contact the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Deputy Coordinators if you would like to schedule training and education regarding sexual misconduct/Title IX for your department, club, residence hall floor or organization.

In addition to the educational resources provided below, there are a number of websites that provide valuable information regarding sexual misconduct and Title IX. Some of these include End Rape on Campus and Know Your IX.

Currently, there are a number of educational initiatives that occur on campus. These include the following:

Everfi’s Haven Online Module
Completion of this one-hour online course is required for all new students (undergraduate, graduate and adult degree program), undergraduate student leaders, and George Fox University employees. The student course helps students to better understand and develop skills around bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, the effects of alcohol, social norms and reporting assaults. The employee online course trains faculty, staff and administrators on topics including understanding social norms, perpetrator behavior, victim blaming, cautions for risk-reduction, reporting offenses, investigative procedures, victim rights and sexual harassment. The Haven module is available through the MyGFU portal. More information regarding Haven is available at everfi.com/higher-education-old/haven.

Educational Brochures, Flyers and Posters
  • An educational brochure regarding sexual misconduct is made available to all undergraduate students at the beginning of every semester (and placed in each residence hall room).
  • At the beginning of each academic year, all employees receive an “Orange Folder” that includes materials on reporting and responding to sexual misconduct.
  • Periodic Daily Bruin announcements remind students about reporting and resources available to them.
  • Flyers, posters and other educational documents are posted yearly in prominent locations on campus (Newberg, Portland and Redmond).

Welcome Weekend
Orientation sessions for new undergraduate and transfer students are designed to educate students about the outlined behaviors, university policies and expectations, and essential reporting and resources.

Self-Defense Workshops
Residence Life offers self-defense workshops on an annual basis on the Newberg campus.

Annual Review of Policies, Procedures, and Resources
Campus safety precautions and procedures regarding Title IX and sexual misconduct are reviewed annually and appropriate changes are implemented.

Student Leader Training
Assistant Area Coordinators (AACs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are trained annually to respond and assist students in crisis situations and in protocols for emergency response.

Parent Information
Every year, parents of undergraduate students also receive information regarding sexual misconduct and Haven through the Parent Perspectives newsletter.

Other Training and Education
In addition to what has already been outlined, the following groups receive annual training and/or education on Title IX and sexual misconduct.

  • Title IX Coordinators and Investigators
  • Athletic Department
  • Student Life Department
  • Security Services
  • Counseling Center Staff
  • New Supervisors