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Sexual assault and relationship violence also affects school-aged children and post-secondary students.

Title IX and institutional obligations

All educational institutions (schools, colleges, universities, and trade schools) in the United States receiving federal student aid money are required to:

  • have campus-wide policies in place specifically prohibiting sexual harassment and assault;
  • implement a Title IX violation/grievance reporting process; and
  • designate a staff member to be responsible for the institution's Title IX compliance (which includes addressing reports of sexual harassment and assault).
This is not an all-inclusive list of requirements and obligations for educational institutions under Title IX and other applicable laws. Visit the US Department of Education official website and KnowYourIX.org for additional resources.

Information about these policies is generally available on each educational institution's public website, in the student/employee handbook, or upon request from student services or human resources.

Many Title IX coordinators and institutional staff cannot guarantee complete confidentiality to survivors. Additionally, support for survivors/victims is not built into most institutions' Title IX grievance processes.

Campus-based advocacy programs

A growing number of Oregon colleges and universities offer confidential advocacy and support resources for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

Crisis hotline Business
Clackamas Community College - Sexual Assault Support Advocate N/A 503-349-4849
Lewis & Clark College - Sexual Assault Response Advocate 503-202-3119 --
Oregon State University - Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center N/A 541-737-2030
Portland Community College Cascade - Women's Resource Center N/A 971-722-5249
Portland Community College Rock Creek - Women's Resource Center N/A 971-722-7432
Portland Community College Southeast - Women's Resource Center N/A 971-722-6055
Portland Community College Sylvania - Women's Resource Center N/A 971-722-8101
Portland State University - Women's Resource Center N/A 503-725-5672
Southern Oregon University - Confidential Advisors N/A 541-552-7079
University of Oregon - Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services 541-346-7233 541-346-8194
University of Oregon - Student Survivor Legal Services N/A 541-346-8619
Western Oregon University - Abby's House N/A 503-839-8219
Willamette University - Confidential Advocate N/A 503-375-5361

Our resources

Healthy Teen Relationship Act - Advocate Toolkit
The purpose of the Toolkit is to support the work of advocates in preventing domestic and sexual violence. Part A describes strategies for collaborating with school districts and Part B lists a variety of resource materials. These include model curricula, resources for prevention of teen-dating violence and additional resources for capacity-building and support.

Healthy Teen Relationship Act - Local School District Toolkit

Sexual Harrassment: Not in Our School!

Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! is a practical resource created by Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS) for families, schools, SARTs, and community organizations. The video follows a high school gender equity group tackling sexual harassment and assault as they interview national experts. In one of the video's scenarios, a victim learns about the sexual assault forensic examination process, the role of a victim's advocate, and students’ Title IX rights from SART Cheryl Ann Graf, ARNP (56:16). This scenario illuminates the unique challenges victims face and thesometimes-divergent priorities of advocates and educational institutions to respond justly, effectively, and compassionately to sexual assault in the school setting.

External links

Know Your IX is a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence through public education, grassroots organizing and legislative/institutional advocacy.

The Realities of Sexual Assault On Campus is a web resource created by BestColleges.com that provides a useful review of the scope of the issue and post-assault information for survivors.

U.S. Department of Education - Office of Civil Rights

Clery Center for Security on Campus

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