Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Reed

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Advocates

The SAPR advocate support line is live on weekends, and we'll get back to you within 6 hours during the week. Call us at 503/847-9772 or email us at sapradvocates@reed.edu

What we do

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) advocates are highly trained Reed students who provide a wide range of confidential services for survivors of sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking. Advocates offer:

  • Emotional support for all survivors, regardless of when the incident happened
  • Information about options and campus processes
  • Referral to medical care, counseling, and other resources
  • Reporting assistance (college and/or police)
  • Coordinating transport for sexual assault forensic exams
  • Support for friends of survivors

SAPR advocates are certified confidential with privilege in the state of Oregon, which means that they cannot share almost anything a survivor tells them without their permission (exceptions are intent to harm another person or abuse of a child). Advocates do not advise, but work with survivors to empower them make informed choices from the range of options available to them. We may accompany survivors when a formal report is filed, and can support them through the Title IX Board process. SAPR Advocates receive more than 40 hours of training, and are supervised by the Assistant Dean for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Who We Are

We are students who are committed to ensuring that survivors of sexual and relationship violence get the support and services they want.

Interested in working with the SAPR program or getting trained to work on our crisis line? Email us at sapradvocates@reed.edu to learn more about what it’s like to be an advocate, or email Rowan at frostr@reed.edu to learn more about our training program. Most training sessions are open to anyone, and you don't have to want to be an advocate to attend.

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