University Health Services is committed to providing students physical and emotional support following a sexual assault. During clinic hours, students can been seen by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). SANE are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse. There is no charge for this confidential appointment.
Depending on the circumstances, medical services may include a physical exam, emergency contraception, and antibiotics to treat a potential infection. In addition, we provide access to resources including referrals to Counseling Services and Sexual Assault Support Services. We have the ability to collect evidence upon the student’s request, but we are not required to report an assault to law enforcement.
If you have been sexually assaulted and are considering evidence collection, we ask that you:
- Do not urinate if possible. If there is concern about a drug-facilitated sexual assault, the first available urine will be collected at the clinic or emergency room.
- Do not eat or drink.
- Do not bathe or brush your teeth.
- Do not smoke.
- Bring clothes worn at the time of assault and immediately after assault, especially undergarments.
- Bring a change of clothing.
- Bring a support person.
Should a survivor desire services outside of clinic hours, we encourage you to call the SAFE hotline at 541-346-SAFE (7233) or go to a local emergency room.