Confidential Advocacy Program

The Confidential Advocacy Program provides confidential support services to OHSU employees, students, and volunteers who have experienced any form of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate-partner violence, stalking, relationship/dating violence, and other forms — whether at OHSU or outside of the university. CAP advocates can connect you with community and campus resources, as well as provide emotional support, help with safety planning, and navigating reporting systems.

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CAP services

  • Emotional support and safety planning: CAP believes you, is here for you, and can help you explore ways to increase your emotional and physical safety. 
  • Systems navigation: If you are unsure about making a report, CAP will provide you with information that can assist you in determining what is best for your situation. Advocates can be your guide and support if you decide to report to AAEO or Public Safety.  
  • Academic support: CAP can help faculty and administrators understand the challenges and academic impacts a student may face when experiencing sexual misconduct. CAP works with students experiencing sexual misconduct to identify what academic supports may be helpful in supporting their path forward.
  • Education and information: CAP can help you learn about different options and services available, while supporting your right to autonomy and choice. 

What is sexual misconduct?

Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term that includes: sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate-partner violence (also referred to as dating or domestic violence), and stalking. Sexual misconduct can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or social status. Experiencing sexual misconduct can be frightening and confusing. Read more about sexual misconduct.

What does "confidential" mean?

When an OHSU member accesses services from CAP, communication with CAP advocates remains privileged and confidential, unless you choose to sign a written release for CAP to share information. Please note, CAP advocates are mandatory reporters of child abuse, but can connect you with community-based advocates who are not mandatory reporters if you feel this better fits your situation. Read more about privacy, confidentiality, and privilege.

Contact CAP

CAP advocates are here to support you 24/7. During regular business hours, you will be connected to our CAP office. Outside of these hours, our hotline call is answered by a community-based advocate program.

  • Call anytime:
    • Portland: 833-495-2277 (CAPS)
    • Monmouth: 833-963-2277 (CAPS)
    • Ashland: 833-913-2277 (CAPS)
    • Klamath Falls: 833-981-2277 (CAPS)
    • La Grande: 833-992-2277 (CAPS)
  • Email us at

Advocacy Program Webinar Series

Health Impacts of Identity Bias, Trauma, and Violence (Webinar 1 of 5)

Health Impacts of Identity Bias, Trauma, and Violence: Intersections between Identity and Health Impacts of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Presented by: Dr. Kali Cyrus, MD, MPH, co-founder of Time’sUpHealthcare

Supporting Immigrants, Refugees, and Latinx Survivors (Webinar 2 of 5)

Presented by:

Anh Vu, Family Strength Advocate, IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)

Sarah Purce, JD, Assistant Director of Catholic Charities of Oregon

Supporting Survivors of Violence with Disabilities (Webinar 3 of 5)

Presented by:

Ashley Carroll, Domestic Violence & Disability Program Coordinator, Multnomah County

Shannon Rose,  Domestic Violence Specialist and Training Coordinator, Multnomah County