Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Reed

Anonymous Reporting

We strongly encourage all survivors of sexual assault to report the incident to the police, and/or to avail themselves of any/all of the resources listed on our sexual assault website.

Quick Facts

  • Any Reed community member, including someone who experienced, witnessed, or learned of a sexual assault may report the incident anonymously.
  • Anonymous reports are not the same as police reports.
  • Except in extreme cases where there is an imminent safety risk to the community, anonymous reports will not result in a college investigation or any follow-up actions.
  • Anonymous reports will be used to gather and record information on sexual assaults and will be included on the annual report submitted to the Department of Education.

Anonymous Reporting

While all survivors of sexual assault are encourage to report the incident to the police, community safety, and/or avail themselves of the resources listed on our sexual assault website, we recognize that there may be times when survivors or other community members are uncomfortable reporting in a way that requires them to identify themselves—yet still want the fact that there was an assault to be known. In these situations, an anonymous report may be submitted. The anonymous report will be sent to the community safety director for recording and tracking purposes only. Except in extreme situations where there is an obvious and imminent threat to the community, anonymous reports will not result in an investigation or follow-up actions.  Individuals who submit an anonymous report will not be contacted unless they provide contact information.

Anonymous reports are used for the following:

  • gathering and recording information regarding the incidence of sexual assault on and around our campus;
  • tracking incidents of sexual assault on campus;
  • informing the community about the campus climate.

Submitting an anonymous report

Print an anonymous report form for submission.

Completed forms may be submitted to community safety, the health and counseling center, the VP/dean of student services office, or residence life via campus mail, U.S. Mail, or by hand delivery.

Anonymous report forms may also be picked up (no questions asked) at the Health & Counseling Center, community safety, residence life, or the VP/dean of student services office.

Changing your mind
Survivors or others who initially report an incident of sexual assault anonymously may report the incident to the police, community safety, the health and counseling center, or other resources at any time. Information that has been provided for the anonymous report can be used in a subsequent report and may then be used to initiate follow-up actions, depending on the survivor’s wishes. See the reporting information page on the Sexual Assault web site for information on reporting.

To file an official report for criminal action, call community safety at 503/771-1112 or the Portland Police Bureau at 503/823-3333.

To file a student conduct report, call student services at 503/777-7521.