Oasis Sexual Assault, Gender-Based Violence, & Trauma Services

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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.

Individual counseling

Call or use our virtual drop-in service to get connected with an Oasis counselor. 

Get Started with Oasis Services

Group support

The Survivor Support Group welcomes new members throughout the semester.

Connect with Other Survivors

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.

Reach Out to an Advocate

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.

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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. 

Medical Forensic Exam Information


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.


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