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. Below find resources for survivors of sexual or interpersonal violence, prevention initiatives on campus, and policies and procedures for responding to violence on campus.
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.
You have the right to live without fear or violence, regardless of your age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, class, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, lifestyle, or experience. You have the right to dress in any manner, to go to any place, and to be with any people without encountering fear or violence. You have the right to give or deny your consent to any sexual activity, regardless of what you have chosen or not chosen in the past, and you have the right to withdraw that consent after it has already been given without encountering fear or violence.
You have the right to never, ever be blamed for an act of gender-based violence perpetrated against you.
If you are a survivor of any form of violence, you have the right to be believed, validated, and supported. You have the right to choose what path you will take toward justice and recovery, and what form healing will take. You have the right to choose when, how, to whom, or even if you report the incident. You deserve to be believed, validated, and supported, and to live without fear or violence.
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
LC’s Confidential Advocates and the community resources receive specialized training to help all survivors, with a focus on the needs of survivors of color, survivors with disabilities, LGBTQ+ survivors, and male-identified survivors.
If you are hesitant about reaching out, a friend can help you make the call.
*Confidential* campus resources:
- Counseling Service
- After hours medical advice: 1-844-915-2069
- Clergy in the Office of Spiritual Life
- Ombuds Office
Additional campus resources:
Additional local social service providers:
- Bradley Angle’s culturally specific resources for survivors of intimate partner violence
- Sexual Assault Resource Center
- YWCA-Domestic Violence Services
- Multnomah County
- Washington County
- Clackamas County
- Planned Parenthood: Columbia Willamette (PPCW)
- Sexual & Gender Minorities Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)
Portland-area legal assistance:
- Police Non-Emergency Number (503) 823-3333
- Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit
- Domestic Violence Reduction Unit
- Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
- National Crime Victim Law Institute
- Victim Rights Law Center