Sexual Assault Prevention and Intervention

Sexual Assault Prevention and InterventionCollege students, particularly women, are a relatively vulnerable population when it comes to sexual assault. Sexual assault includes:

  • Non-consensual personal contact of a sexual nature
  • Unwanted sexual penetration without explicit consent
  • Sexual contact with a person who is incapable of consent by reason of mental disorder, mental incapacitation, or physical helplessness.


From the National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics:


  • It is estimated that the percentage of completed or attempted rape victimization among women in higher educational institutions may be between 20% and 25% over the course of a college career.
  • Among college women, 9 in 10 victims of rape and sexual assault knew their offender.
  • Almost 12.8% of completed rapes, 35% of attempted rapes, and 22.9% of threatened rapes happened during a date.
  • It is estimated that for every 1,000 women attending a college or university, there are 35 incidents of rape each academic year.
  • Most victims of physically forced or incapacitated sexual assault were assaulted by someone they knew (79% and 88%).
  • Freshmen and sophomores are at greater risk for victimization than juniors and seniors.


Preventing sexual assault is everyone's business. To find prevention tips for both female and male students, follow the first two attachments to the right.

If you or your friend has been assaulted, follow the attachments to:

  • Understand typical reactions to sexual assault
  • Understand your choices
  • Find resources for help


If you are a faculty or staff member responding to sexual assault, follow the attachment to the right to view Oregon Tech's protocol for faculty and staff response as well as resources to find the student help.

Oregon Tech's Student Health Center is available to meet the medical needs of students who have been victimized.

The Student Affairs Office maintains the Student Affairs Hotline 541-891-0648 to provide connections to campus and community resources. Sexual assaults may also be reported to this number.

View additional information about sexual misconduct and the Student Code of Conduct.

The 24 Hour Crisis Help Line provides free emergency services and consultation over the phone at 541-884-0390, available 24 hours a day, after hours, weekends, and holidays.


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