Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response (OSVPR)

For emergency assistance, call 911 or Evergreen Police Services at 360-867-6140.

Survivor-Centered Services:

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response (OSVPR) offers a confidential starting point for students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and related concerns. OSVPR offers a place to discuss experiences and receive support.

Evergreen has prepared a guide for students, Campus Response to Sexual Misconduct—Knowing Your Rights and Options (PDF).

 Services include:

  • Information about reporting procedures and what to expect
  • Accompaniment to campus appointments associated with reporting or resources
  • Advocacy-based counseling and referrals
  • Assistance in accessing community resources, including legal and medical advocacy
  • Education and prevention programs designed to increase awareness and reduce risk

OSVPR is committed to being a culturally competent space and provides services sensitive to the unique needs of all students particularly those who are members of groups disproportionately affected by sexual violence.

OSVPR collaborates with community agencies and student activities groups to provide advocacy and services relevant to each individual.

If you would like to request an educational program from the Office, please contact the Coordinator at (360) 867-5221.

Campus Security Act:

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response is mandated by federal law to report information about campus assault that does not identify the survivor, but which must be reported for statistical purposes (according to the Jeanne Clery Act sometimes known as the Campus Security Act).

This law also requires that campuses post crime statistics annually. For more about a Student's Right to Know, and to see Evergreen's Campus Crime Statistics.

Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights:
The United States Congress enacted the "Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights" in 1992 as a part of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (Public Law: 102-325, section 486(c)).

This law requires that all colleges and universities (both public and private) participating in federal student aid programs afford sexual assault victims certain basic rights.

It also requires the school to notify victims of their option to report their assault to the proper law enforcement authorities. Complaints about schools that have failed to comply with this law should be made with the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information about this Act, you may visit the Clery Center's website.

Title IX:

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.  All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. [U.S Dept. of Education, OCR]

For more information on Title IX, if you want to learn more about these rights, if you believe that a school district, college, or university is violating federal law, contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR), at (800) 421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov.

US Department of Education online complaint form.

OCR Regional Office: 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, (206) 220-7900, TDD (206) 220-7907.

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, The Evergreen State College has designated a Title IX Coordinator, responsible for coordinating Evergreen's Title IX compliance. The Title IX coordinator is available at 360-867-5224 or at titleixcoordinator@evergreen.edu