Getting Help

If you are injured, seek medical attention.

Health Services in Bishop Wellness Center can perform a medical examination for injury post assault (this does not include forensic evidence collection). Medications for possible sexually transmitted infection exposure and pregnancy prevention are offered to survivors at no cost. Bishop is located on the South Side of Baxter Hall Complex and is open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Telephone: 503-370-6062.

Salem Hospital Emergency Department performs medical examinations for injury and forensic evidence collection after an assault. Medications for possible sexually transmitted infection exposure and pregnancy prevention offered to survivors at no cost. A trained advocate will be offered to support survivors during the visit. Reporting to Law Enforcement can be facilitated, but is NOT REQUIRED to access care. For best collection of evidence, do not shower, bathe, douche or brush your teeth before going to the hospital. If possible, save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault and place each item of clothing in a separate paper bag. Bring these items with you. The Salem Hospital Emergency Department is located across Bellevue Street from Willamette University, on the corner of Bellevue and Winter streets at 665 Winter St. SE.

Seek Out Confidential Support Options

Students may obtain absolutely confidential assistance and access campus resources by speaking with a confidential resource person at one of the following entities:

Counseling Services in Bishop Wellness Center provides confidential counseling for survivors, friends, partners and individuals accused of sexual misconduct by appointment and emergency appointments available for urgent needs Telephone: 503-370-6062.

Health Services in Bishop Wellness Center can perform a medical examination for injury post assault (this does not include forensic evidence collection). Medications for possible sexually transmitted infection exposure and pregnancy prevention are offered to survivors at no cost. Bishop is located on the South Side of Baxter Hall Complex and is open Monday- Friday 8am-5pm. Telephone: 503-370-6062.

Salem Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE Program): Confidential medical response, 24/7, at the Emergency Department. No appointment necessary.

The Chaplain & Assistant Chaplain are charged to work with all members of the Willamette community including those who are religious and non-religious regarding spiritual, ethical, vocational and personal issues. Located of the 2nd Floor of the University Center (UC), available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Telephone: 503-370-6213

Center for Hope & Safety, which provides support for men as well as women, is an off campus resource which is also confidential – their 24 hour hotline is 503-399-7722.

Consider Other Support Resources

Sexual Assault Response Allies (SARA) is a network of trained, unbiased peer advocates who provide CONFIDENTIAL support, resources, and education to all members of the Willamette University community who have experienced sexual or domestic harassment, assault, or violence. Weekend hotline: (503) 851-4245, Friday evenings through Monday mornings during the academic year. Open office hours, Wednesdays from 6-9pm in the Women’s Resource Center, third floor, University Center. Chat online Monday-Thursday8-10pm.

Campus Safety, available 24 hours a day: 503-370-6911

Salem Police Department, available 24/7: 911 (emergency) or 503-588-6123


The following individuals are responsible for the university’s response to reports of sexual misconduct involving students and employees:

Jackie Balzer, University Title IX Coordinator; Spcial Assistant for Student Success & Retention, Matthews 103 - Student Success Center, (503) 370-6453. Willamette’s Title IX Coordinator oversees and monitors the university’s compliance with Title IX, and is the appeals officer for sexual misconduct involving university employees.


Carli Rohner Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator, Student Support and Standards - UC, (503) 375-5361. With the advocacy and prevention coordinator, individuals can seek information, options and specific support about their rights and resources, including assistance contacting law enforcement, medical care or state service/programs off campus.


Shana Sechrist, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Deputy General Council, University Services Building, (503) 370-6210. Willamette’s Vice President for Human Resources oversees and monitors compliance with Title IX for employees at Willamette University.


Domanic Thomas, Sr. Associate Dean of Campus Life & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Student Support and Standards, UC 3rd Floor, (503) 370-6813. Willamette's deputy Title IX coordinator oversees and monitors the university's Title IX process, including the Title IX team, investigations and outreach.

Law Enforcement

Students are always encouraged to report sexual misconduct that may also violate the law to the police. Salem Police can be reached at the following numbers: 911 (emergency) or 503-588-6123 (for any situation where the crime has already occurred and the alleged perpetrator is not present).