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Sexual Assault Response Advocate (SARA)

 Any Lewis & Clark community member may speak with a SARA, whether you are a survivor, a friend of a survivor, a concerned student, or a faculty or staff member. All interactions with the SARA are confidential, and you may speak with a SARA anonymously via the pager.

The SARA pager provides anonymous & confidential support for survivors & friends regarding any form of sexual misconduct

503-202-3119 (pager)
(Enter a phone number after the prompt, then press #)

The Sexual Assault Response Advocate (SARA) is a professional under the supervision of the Sexual Assault Response Network Coordinator. There are male and female SARAs available and each SARA values and understands diverse perspectives, experiences, and identities.  For a list of current SARAs, click here

A SARA will offer you overall assistance, support, information and follow-up regarding any form of sexual misconduct as outlined in the Lewis & Clark College Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Anonymity and Confidentiality

A survivor or friend can call the Advocate, receive support and information, and never give their name. This maintains anonymity while providing assistance as necessary. The survivor may choose to utilize services outlined by the Advocate, or the survivor may choose to do nothing at this time.

If the survivor chooses to give their name to the Advocate, the survivor’s name will be kept confidential. There are exceptions to this rule, but these exceptions arise very infrequently. They include:

  • In cases where a perpetrator poses an on-going threat to the survivor or the safety of the campus community, the SARA will contact the Associate Dean of Students. The name of the survivor will be disclosed only if that disclosure is absolutely necessary to protect them or the campus community from harm.
  • If the SARA believes the survivor is at significant risk of suicide or of harming others, they will take action to protect the survivor or others from harm. This could involve a limited disclosure of information to health care providers, Campus Safety, or a similar entity.
  • SARAs may consult with other advocates in an effort to improve the quality of services. All such consultations are strictly confidential.

Student Health and Counseling staff, and the Dean of Students, are not obligated to disclose the name of the survivor publicly, only to file a Sexual Assault Incident Report Form.  For more information on reporting a sexual assault incident click here.

More contacts

Campus Safety Office: (503) 768-7777

Counseling Center: (503) 768-7160

Student Health Center: (503) 768-7165

Health Promotion and Wellness: (503)768-7112

Student Support Services: (503) 768-7191

Dean of Students: (503) 768-7110

Office of Campus Living: (503) 768-7123

Resident Adviser Duty Phone: (503) 768-8999

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