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Faculty & Staff Resources: Responding to Students in Distress

If a student discloses to you that they have been affected by sexual misconduct, it is important that you are prepared to appropriately respond to them with the relevant resources.

There are several departments at PSU that are available to support you in navigating student disclosures.

Please ensure you are fully aware of faculty and staff reporting obligations.  If a student begins to share an experience of sexual harassment, assault, or any other crises, please advise the reporting student that you cannot offer them confidentiality.  If they wish to speak to a confidential support person, please direct them to these resources and provide them with a copy of the Printable Resource List.  

The C.A.R.E. Team, hosted by the Dean of Student Life, is available to consult with you regarding any issues of students in distress, including sexual misconduct.  For more information about the C.A.R.E. Team, visit the C.A.R.E. Team website or call 503-725-4422 to contact the C.A.R.E. Team Coordinator.

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

PSU’s Title IX Coordinator is Julie Caron and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Christina Tubb. They can be reached through email at or by calling 503-725-5919.