Support Resources

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:

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

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

The Chaplain & Assistant Chaplain (503) 370-6213

  • Confidential spiritual guidance and counseling

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.

Psychiatric Crisis Center (503) 585-4949

  • 24/7 telephone support and assessments at agency

Center for Hope and Safety (503) 399-7722

  • Provides support for men as well as women, is an off campus resource

Other Support Resources

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.

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

Center for Hope and Safety (503) 378-1572

  • Community resource for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as their allies
  • 24-hour hotline with a fully-staffed office of advocates
  • Provides trainings and educational services to the Salem community regarding issues of sexual assault and domestic violence

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

Salem Police Department 911 (emergency) or (503) 588-6123 (for any situation where the crime has already occurred and the alleged perpetrator is not present)

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.

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

  • Oversight and monitoring compliance of Title IX university-wide.

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 Director of Community Education, Student Support and Standards - UC, (503) 370-6681.

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.