Support Resources

Confidential Support

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

On Campus

Sexual Assault Response Allies (SARA) (503) 851-4245

  • A corps of trained student volunteers
  • Weekend hotline is available Friday evenings through Monday mornings during the academic year.
  • Open office hours, Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. in the Women’s Resource Center, third floor, University Center
  • Chat online Monday-Thursday, 8-10 p.m.

Bishop Wellness Center-Counseling Services (503) 370-6471

  • Confidential counseling by appointment
  • Emergency appointments available for urgent needs
  • Support for survivors, friends and partners

Bishop Wellness Center-Health Services (503) 370-6062

  • Medical exam for injury post assault (does not include forensic evidence collection)
  • Medications for possible STI exposure and pregnancy prevention offered to survivors at no cost
  • Nurses are SANE trained

The Chaplain & Assistant Chaplain (503) 370-6213

  • Confidential spiritual guidance and counseling
  • Religious affiliation not required

WUTalk (503) 375-5353

  • 24/7 Free phone counseling for students

Off Campus

Center for Hope and Safety (503) 378-1572

  • Community resource for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as their allies
  • Provides trainings and educational services to the Salem community regarding issues of sexual assault and domestic violence

Center for Hope and Safety Hotline (503) 399-7722

  • 24-hour hotline with a fully-staffed office of advocates

Salem Hospital Emergency Department

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE Program)
  • Medical exam for injury and forensic evidence collection post assault
  • Medications for possible STI exposure and pregnancy prevention offered to survivors at no cost
  • A trained advocate offered to support survivors during visit
  • Reporting to law enforcement is NOT REQUIRED to access care

Psychiatric Crisis Center (503) 585-4949

  • 24/7 telephone support and assessments at agency

Non-Confidential Support

In addressing sexual misconduct, Willamette policy employs a civil rights model that empowers, to the greatest extent feasible, the recipient of sexual misconduct to retain control of the information and process after a disclosure is made to the university. If a student reports sexual misconduct but does not wish to pursue, through the student conduct process, resolution of any potential violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy by filing a formal complaint, university policy limits its activity to supporting the student’s well-being.

However, the university is required to follow up on disclosures of sexual misconduct regardless of the claimant’s wishes if there is evidence of a pattern of behavior that is potentially detrimental to the community.

On Campus

Willamette Emergency Medical Services (WEMS) (503) 370-6911

  • Student organization of trained EMTs and First Responders
  • Responds to medical emergency calls made to Campus Safety 24 hours a day Thursday through Monday

Marion County District Attorney’s Office (503) 588-5253

  • Victim Assistance Division
  • 24- hour on-call response for the victims of sexual assault regardless of survivors intention to report to law enforcement (often responds to Salem Hospital)
  • Ongoing support and advocacy throughout the investigation and prosecution of cases brought to the District Attorney’s Office

Campus Safety (503) 370-6911

  • Non-confidential reporting of sexual assault and other policy violations
  • Writes, delivers, and enforces Restricted Contact Letters
  • Will assist in referral to Salem Police Department if requested
  • Officers dispatched twenty-four hours a day

Willamette University’s Title IX Coordinator (503) 370-6453

  • Oversight and monitoring compliance of Title IX university-wide

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (503) 370-6813

  • Manages the university’s response to reports of student-to-student sexual misconduct

Housing and Community Life (503) 370-6212

  • Area Coordinators and Community Mentors are on call 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies and offer support and resources
  • Can change residential assignment (temporary or permanent) if the alleged assailant lives in the same residential area. It is not necessary to file a formal report in order to pursue this option.

Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts (503) 370-6285

  • May modify a survivor’s academic schedule as necessary in order to avoid having class with the assailant

Human Resources (503) 370-6210

  • Oversees and monitors compliance with Title IX for employees at Willamette University

Off Campus

Marion County District Attorney’s Office (503) 588-5253

  • Victim Assistance Division
  • 24- hour on-call response for the victims of sexual assault regardless of survivors intention to report to law enforcement (often responds to Salem Hospital)
  • Ongoing support and advocacy throughout the investigation and prosecution of cases brought to the District Attorney’s Office

Salem Police Department 911 (emergency)

  • (503) 588-6123 (for any situation where the crime has already occurred and the alleged perpetrator is not present)

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.

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.