Oasis Sexual Assault, Gender-Based Violence, & Trauma Services
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If you're in danger or need immediate help, contact:
- Emerge: 520-795-4266 or 1-888-428-0101
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (TTY 1-800-787-3224)
- Call 911 if it is safe to do so.
We Believe You. You Are Not Alone.
Oasis is committed to the empowerment and healing of student survivors. We provide confidential services for students of all genders who have experienced sexual or gender-based violence including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
Oasis Services Available:
- Individual counseling and therapeutic treatment for University of Arizona students.
- Resources and support for advocacy.
- Free, drop-in Survivor Support Group open to students of all genders.
Consultation to the university community (students, faculty, staff, and parents) related to Oasis, trauma, and/or sexual and gender-based violence.
There are many ways to get support.
Our Oasis team includes counselors who specialize in providing trauma-informed care for student survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Meet the Oasis team mental health providers.
Call or use our virtual drop-in service to get connected with an Oasis counselor.
The Survivor Support Group welcomes new members throughout the semester.
Survivor Advocacy Program
Meet with an advocate to talk about your options related to reporting, academic support/accommodations, safety planning, orders of protection/no contact orders, and any other advocacy questions or needs you might have.
Emergency Contraception and STI Testing
Emergency contraception and STI testing are available through Campus Health. *Campus Health medical staff are mandatory reporters and are required to report to the university any disclosed incidents of sexual or gender-based violence that occur on campus or between UA students.
Medical Forensic Exams
Contact the Survivor Advocacy Program or SACASA for information related to evidence collection. Currently, students can receive a medical forensic exam at either Tucson Medical Center or Banner University Medical Center. Evidence should be collected ASAP after an assault, preferably within 72 hours and can be collected up to 120 hours after the assault.
Is my appointment confidential?
Oasis is a confidential space on campus. We are not required to report details of gender-based violence to the university or to law enforcement.
While all interactions with CAPS and Oasis are confidential, there are certain limitations where we would have to break confidentiality:
- any abuse to children or to the elderly
- immediate and serious danger to self or to others
- court order issued by a judge
Oasis is also required to submit non-identifying data to UAPD related to violence that occurs on campus (no names or details are provided). UAPD uses this data for annual statistical reporting purposes.
Is what I'm feeling normal?
Experiencing trauma can impact all aspects of your emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. It's normal to feel a range of physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral reactions both during and after a trauma. For more information on symptoms and reactions to trauma, please see the Oasis Resources page. [LINK COMING SOON]
I WAS ASSAULTED/ABUSED, WHAT DO I DO NOW?
It can be overwhelming to know what to do next. The most important thing to remember is that it is your decision and you get to choose how you would like to proceed. Here's a chart with different options for you. Please reach out to Oasis and the Survivor Advocates for support, we are here for you no matter what you decide.
Local Community Resources
- AVP LGBTQ Anti-Violence Project Hotline
- Love Is Respect 2/7 Multilingual Hotline
- National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline
- National Human Trafficking Hotline
- National Network to End Domestic Violence
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
- RAINN 24/7 Multilingual Hotline
- Strong Hearts Native Helpline
- Trans Lifeline Hotline