You may have been directed to this page from OHSU’s recent online statement asserting that abortion is essential health care. Our role is to provide support for 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 — regardless of when or where it took place. As such, we may need to provide reproductive health care referrals or information as part of this confidential advocacy. Please know that we will do so as we have in the past and without judgment regarding a person’s specific circumstances or point of view. The recent Supreme Court ruling has no bearing on our services or the information and advocacy we can provide. We know that this is a complicated and emotional topic where people have a variety of viewpoints, and we are here to provide compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential advocacy regardless of anyone’s stance on this ruling.
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.
CAP advocates are here to support you 24/7. Contact us.
CAP also provides education and training in the form of webinars, self-care tools such as trauma-informed yoga and art therapy, and community for survivors.
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CAP supports you along a path to safety:
- Emotional support and safety planning. We 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 to 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.
CAP Advocates are here to support you 24 hours a day, 7 day a week in Portland through Call to Safety and at our regional campuses through Confidential Advocate partners in those regions at the numbers listed below. 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)
Your privacy is protected to the highest extent possible with CAP advocates. Learn more about how, when, and who you are contacting when you call or message us, and learn how to text us using secure messaging.
Our staff is trained and sensitive to the needs of:
- BIPOC community members, including Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people.
- Disability community members.
CAP provides, through specialized instruction:
- Trauma-Informed yoga sessions, which vary in length from 11 minutes to one hour.
- Art therapy videos which are offered through private request and invitation.
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.
Read more about sexual misconduct at the Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity website.
For those working with or supporting survivors of sexual harassment, stalking, sexual violence or intimate-partner violence. View webinars.
Led by a certified, trauma-informed yoga instructor. You may use the recordings to engage on your own to the level you feel comfortable. Watch videos.
Curious about how CAP has supported OHSU members? Take a look at our 2018-2020 Snapshot Review.
Help the Confidential Advocacy Program support survivors of sexual misconduct.