Lewis & Clark College is committed to supporting a culture of respect and non-violence. This entails providing a learning environment free of all forms of abuse, assault, harassment, and coercive conduct. 

No matter who you are, where you are, what you do, or what you have done in the past, gender-based violence is never your fault.

  • If you are in an emergency situation, please call Campus Safety at 503-768-7777, or call 911.
  • If you need after-hours crisis support, please contact Call to Safety at 503-235-5333, or the Sexual Assault Resource Center at 503-640-5311.

Issues Common to All Survivors

  • Fear, humiliation, self-blame, depression, denial, powerlessness, anger and suicidal feelings are common.
  • The need to be believed and reassured that what happened was in no way their fault.
  • The need to be given the dignity of making their own decisions about any course of action.

Issues common to survivors from marginalized or underrepresented communities

Survivors from marginalized or underrepresented communities have the same basic needs, but may experience additional barriers or concerns around accessing support, including:

  • Uncertainty of knowing the level of sensitivity of resources
  • Fear of not being believed
  • Concerns about the small size of the community they are part of
  • Cultural stereotypes and stigma attached to being a victim