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Call 9-1-1 followed by 503-554-2090 (Campus Public Safety) 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. Reporting an incident ensures that you or the person who experienced the sexual misconduct gains access to appropriate supportive measures.

Should you choose to report something that has happened to you, it is still generally your choice in terms of whether or not you want to file a formal complaint that will initiate an official investigation.

Please note that all faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as student resident assistants (RAs), are required to submit a notification to the Title IX Coordinators or one of the deputy coordinators if someone discloses an incident of sexual misconduct or relationship violence to them.

Confidential On-Campus Resources

Health & Counseling Center Woodward House 503-554-2340
University Pastors / Spiritual Life Barclay 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.

Disability Services Office - Lemmons Center - Newberg Campus

Community Resources and Support

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

Call to Safety Hotline  
888-235-5333 (24 hours)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-HOPE (4673)

Henderson House
503-472-1503 (24 hours)
hendersonhouse.org  

Washington County Victim Services Resources
503-640-5311 (24 hours)

Hospitals

Medical/SANE Exam

If you have experienced a sexual assault, you are encouraged to first find a safe location and then to consider getting a sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE). 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 sexual assault. Typically, these examinations should take place within 120 hours or 5 days, 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 be vital to the health and well-being of the sexual assault survivor.

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.

A forensic exam can be performed without a report to law enforcement and evidence collected can be held for up to six months. This gives the survivor time to consider whether to report the incident to law enforcement. Normally, there is no cost to the survivor and it is not documented through the person’s health insurance.

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 Westside Medical Center 2875 NE Stucki Place, Hillsboro  503-813-2000
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 Public Safety. (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 the 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

In compliance with Title IX regulations, the following materials used for training the above personnel are available for public viewing:

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.

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

Everfi’s Sexual Assault Prevention 
Completion of this one-hour online course is required for all new students (undergraduate, graduate and adult degree program), undergraduate student leaders, student-athletes, 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. More information regarding this training is available at  https://everfi.com/partners/colleges-universities.

Educational Brochures, Flyers, and Posters
  • An Title IX Brochure regarding sexual misconduct is made available to all undergraduate students at the beginning of every semester (and placed in each residence hall room).
  • Access to the Students in Distress folder in Google drive.
  • 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.

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
  • Campus Public Safety
  • Counseling Center Staff
  • New Supervisors

Online Resources and Education