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Office of Equity & Compliance

PSU's faculty, staff, and students are responsible for maintaining an environment for work and study free from discrimination and harassment.

The Office of Equity & Compliance

Discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, color, marital status, veteran status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information or in the use of Worker's Compensation, Federal Family Medical Leave Act, or the Oregon Medical Leave Act is strictly prohibited by PSU policy. The Office of Equity & Compliance:

  1. Investigates complaints of prohibited discrimination and harassment.
  2. Ensures compliance with federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations.

To file a complaint of prohibited discrimination or request an accommodation click here.

If you are a faculty/staff member requesting an accommodation your request will by processed by Human Resources. For any questions please contact Melissa Young at (503) 725-4996 or via email at

If you need assistance, or an accommodation, to complete either of these forms, please contact the Office of Equity & Compliance by phone at: (503) 725-5919 or via email at This flow chart will provide an overview of the investigative process for prohibited discrimination and harassment complaints. 

Policy Links:


Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The Office of Equity & Compliance is responsible for monitoring Portland State University's Title IX compliance.

Portland State University's Title IX Coordinator is Julie Caron, (503) 725-4410,

Faculty and staff resource information is available here

Affirmative Action Plan

The Affirmative Action Plan, covering individuals with disabilities and  veterans, is available for inspection by any employee or applicant upon request during normal business hours in the Office of Equity & Compliance.