Reporting Responsibilities

Most Oregon State University employees, excluding undergraduate student employees except those who have been notified they have a responsibility to report sexual misconduct, are considered "Responsible Employees" and must consult with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access when they are made aware or have reason to believe that a violation of the Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination policy has occurred. Responsible Employee guidance is detailed in the Responsible Employee Policy. However, the university makes several confidential offices available to those who have been affected by sexual misconduct or discrimination.  The following offices do not report sexual assaults or other sexual misconduct or discrimination claims to other university offices, but can refer students and employees to resources and services both on campus and within the community: Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Health Services (SHS), and the University Ombuds.

Faculty Resource: Syllabus Statement for Sexual Misconduct Disclosures

Including a statement to your syllabus that informs students of your responsbility to report incidents of sexual misconduct can help students make informed descisions and assist you in fulfilling your responsibilities. The office has provided this example for your use:

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

OSU is committed to providing a learning environment that is free of all forms of sexual discrimination and misconduct. Please be aware that I need to report incidents you disclose to me inside or outside the classroom that involve gender or sex-based harassment, violence, or discrimination, including your name, to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA). For more information on how EOA responds to reports, please visit their website at eoa.oregonstate.edu.  However, if you wish to make a confidential disclosure and receive information on resources and services, please contact the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) by phone (541-737-2030), by e-mail (survivoradvocacy@oregonstate.edu), or visit them in the Plageman Building.

Resources if You're Experiencing Sexual Harassment

Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center

541-737-2030, 311 Plageman Bldg., Student Health Services; survivoradvocacy@oregonstate.edu

  • Available 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 24/7 crisis counselors available, confidential

Employee Assistance Program

1-800-433-2320 (Nationwide)

  • Available 24/7 for confidential counseling and other services

Office of Equal Opportunity and Access

541-737-3556, 330 Snell Hall

  • Available during business hours
  • EOA offers consultation and informal and formal complaint options
  • Make a report

CARDV

541-754-0110

  • 24-hour confidential crisis response
  • Hospital advocacy
  • Hotline support
  • Help with obtaining restraining orders or stalking protection
  • Can be a personal representative during medical examinations and any reporting procedures with police

Sarah's Place, Samaritan Health Services

541-812-4420, 1046 6th Ave SW, Albany 97321

  • Open 24/7, this facility staffs nurses with specialized training in providing medical treatment to patients who have experienced sexual violence
  • Nurses can perform a SAFE exam for collecting forensic evidence

Benton County Victim’s Assistance Program

541-766-6688

  • Available during business hours
  • Provides criminal justice support, advocacy, and referrals for crime victims

Legal Aid Services of Oregon – Albany Regional Office

541-926-8678, 433 SW 4th Ave., Albany, OR 97321

  • Ensures that all people have fair and equal access to an attorney
  • Should legal assistance be sought, Legal Aid Services can provide high-quality counsel for those who cannot afford representation

 

The State of Oregon also provides protected leave for survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking. This law provides job protected, paid leave for employees to seek services for themselves or a minor child and/or to relocate. Services may include, but are not limited to: legal and law enforcement assistance, counseling, and medical treatment.

Visit OSU's Office of Human Resources for more information