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Advocacy & Support

The Queer Resource Center partners with many on campus organizations to provide resources for survivors of interpersonal violence and discrimination.

Any currently enrolled student can access these resources. To speak with a QRC representative to better understand these options email the QRC Coordinator at or call 503.725.9742.


Bias is a state of mind, tendency, or inclination that prevents unprejudiced consideration of other alternatives. Bias can occur deliberately, intentionally, or unintentionally. It can be directed toward an attitude, an individual, or group regarding (but not limited to) race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental ability, political, or religious ideology.

To report an incident please print and fill out the Bias Response Team Form and deliver it to the Dean of Student Life Office in Smith Memorial Student Union 433 or via fax at 503-725-5344. Your report will receive a response within two business days.

Interpersonal Violence

The Interpersonal Violence Program at the WRC works to promote healthy relationships in the campus community, and to improve PSU's coordinated campus response to and prevention of sexual and relationship violence. Anyone who is unable to access the WRC can schedule an appointment with a Queer-knowledgeable PSU staff person outside of the WRC office space by emailing  Visit the WRC's IPV site by clicking this link

Sexual Assault Resources

Portland State University is committed to fostering a campus community where healthy relationships are encouraged and the dignity of all persons in respected and valued. PSU’s policies specify that sexual misconduct is not tolerated, and that students affected by sexual misconduct are entitled to resources and support.  Click this link for more information on sexual misconduct prevention and response.


Affirmative Action ensures equitable and non-discriminatory treatment for all PSU Community Members.

Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. This policy implements state and federal laws (including Title IX). Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity by viewing their page here

Student Code of Conduct

The mission of the Portland State University Conduct & Community Standards Program is to promote a culture of integrity and respect, as articulated in the Student Code of Conduct. The Office of Dean of Student Life administers the University's Student Code of Conduct, which provides a process for addressing student misconduct.  Visit the Conduct website by clicking this link