What is Circle of Support? 

Circle of Support is a weekly support discussion group that aims to provide survivors of interpersonal violence (examples: sexual or physical assault, dating violence, emotional abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, reproductive coercion) with a safe setting to share thoughts and feelings, connect with others, and support healing. This weekly discussion group is free, open to all students and is confidential, meaning what’s shared in the group stays in the group.

Circle of Support meets in-person on the Corvallis campus on Tuesdays from 3-4:30 p.m. and via Zoom on Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m. PST.

For questions and more information about our in-person location and/or the Zoom link, please email [email protected].


What to expect when you come to Circle of Support

The group begins with a brief meditation exercise for grounding. Group members are invited to check-in about their week and any topics they’d like to discuss. During the topic discussion, members share from their experience, relate to others, and provide support for others in the group. Members are encouraged to share at whatever level they are comfortable. Facilitators will provide educational information and help guide the discussion. Group ends with a check-out. Circle of Support is 90 minutes and members are asked to arrive and leave on time for minimal disruptions to the group process. It’s common to have some anxiety about attending your first group – we invite you to give it a try and decide if it feels right for you.



For additional information or accommodations

Please reach out to the facilitators via email at [email protected] if any accommodations are needed.


Interested in Joining?

Please fill out this form to let us know your interest!