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Sexual And Relationship Violence Resources

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Portland State University is committed to supporting students’ safe access to their education. Sexual assault, sexual/gender-based harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking are all prohibited at PSU. Students have many options for accessing support, both on and off campus.

Resource Sites:

Reporting Options:

For information on how to submit a report please go to the Reporting Options webpage

Campus Confidential Services & Resources:

The following resources do not require students to make a report.  Visit the Privacy & Confidentiality page for full details on the limits of confidentiality. 

  • The Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC): 1880 SW 6th Ave, (503) 725-2800
  • SHAC provides confidential counseling and medical care, including trauma-informed sexual assault nurse services and forensic evidence collection. This means that any information you share with a SHAC employee will not be disclosed to outside parties without your written consent. 

  • Student Legal Services: 1825 SW Broadway, (SMSU) M343, (503) 725-4556
  • Students may be eligible for a Protective Order or other legal remedy. Student Legal Services provides confidential legal advice, advocacy and representation on a wide range of issues for eligible students (SLS cannot provide assistance in student vs. student or student vs. employee/university cases, but will provide referrals).

  • IPV Advocates in the Women’s Resource Center (503-725-5672) or Queer Resource Center (503-725-9742)
  • Interpersonal Violence Advocates are now confidential. Student’s disclosures to IPV Advocate will not trigger a PSU investigation into an incident against the student’s wishes. There are specific situations in which an Advocate may be required to break confidentiality, which are outlined detailed on the Privacy & Confidentiality page.  

  • Advocates can help by:
    • Making a safety plan to ensure a student’s ability to safely attend classes, work on campus and participate in campus life.
    • Helping students change academic and on-campus living situations as needed.
    • Connecting students to the Financial Aid or Registrars office to assist with making arrangements for your tuition or financial aid.
    • Going over all reporting options and supporting you with whatever choice the students makes.
    • Connecting students to on and off-campus resources such as counseling, medical or legal services.

Title IX & Clery Rights:

Visit the Title IX page for information on Title IX services at PSU, and visit the Clery Act Bill of Rights page for full details.  Student rights include:

  • PSU will honor any lawful no contact or restraining order.
  • Receive help with the development of a safety plan. 
  • Be informed of your options to notify law enforcement, access counseling services, and change academic and campus living situations as needed.
  • Have equal support during disciplinary proceedings, and be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.

Off-Campus Confidential Community Resources:

  • Portland Women’s Crisis Line (P.W.C.L.): 503-235-5333
  • Sexual assault advocates are available 24 hours to assist students and help them access community resources. This service is available for individuals regardless of whether they choose to take legal action or not. PWCL can also help link students in domestic violence situations with the appropriate referrals including emergency shelter and support groups.

    PWCL maintains an extensive listing of community resources.

  • All Clergy are confidential.

Questions?

Call an Advocate at 503-725-5672 with any questions or concerns.  

Printable Resource - SA-IPVResourceHandout.pdf

Questions about confidentiality? Please see our Confidentiality & Privacy webpage.