Confidential Advocacy Program

The Confidential Advocacy Program (CAP) provides confidential support services to OHSU employees, students, and volunteers who have experienced any form of sexual misconduct: sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate-partner violence, and/or stalking, 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. Contact us.

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. Contact us.

Learn more

Respect For All mobile app

Interactive tool, specifically made for OHSU members, about harassment and sexual misconduct, including how to access confidential resources, and how to make a report.

Advocacy Program Conference

Due to COVID-19 we are postponing our May 2020 conference for healthcare providers; staff; students; and advocates. Please register to be alerted of the new conference date.

Contact us

CAP advocates are here to support you and offer a 24/7 hotline. When you call 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.

  • Portland: 833-495-2277
  • Monmouth: 833-963-2277
  • Ashland: 833-913-2277
  • Klamath Falls: 833-981-2277
  • La Grande: 833-992-2277

Email: CAPsupport@ohsu.edu