Interpersonal Violence Program
Sexual and Relationship Violence Resources at PSU
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. For more information on these resources please go to P.S.U.'s Sexual Misconduct Options Website. It is a centralized source for all P.S.U. services, policies, and reporting options.
How to contact the Advocate
The IPV Advocate can be reached through email at email@example.com or call 503-725-5672 to schedule an appointment. If you need to talk to someone about a domestic violence or sexual assault situation outside of WRC office hours, please call the Portland Women’s Crisis Line at 503-235-5333, or toll free: 888-235-5333.
If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance,
please call Campus Public Safety at 503-725-4404 or call 911.
IPV Program Mission
To support PSU's coordinated campus response to interpersonal violence by:
- Acting as an accessible point of entry for students seeking supportive services.
- Collaborating with other on-campus departments on improving campus policies, practices, and services.
- Collaborating with off-campus providers to ensure a continuum of care for students navigating off-campus medical, social service, or justice systems.
IPV Advocacy Services
The WRC serves students of all genders. We are available to answer questions, work with student survivors, and advocate on behalf of their self-identified needs, decisions, wishes, questions, and concerns. This includes:
- "Healthy Relationships" peer support group offered in partnership with the Queer Resource Center.
- Providing intervention, support, information, and referrals.
- Serving as a liaison between the student and campus departments such as Residence Life, Campus Public Safety, Student Health and Counseling, Student Legal Services, and the Office of Student Affairs.
- Serving as a liaison and advocate with University faculty and staff.
- Assisting in linking the student survivor to off-campus community services when needed.
- Assisting the student survivor with accessing and understanding University policy, including Student Conduct Code.
IPV Program Activities
The WRC's Interpersonal Violence Program focuses on three areas of activities:
- Students: Providing direct, individual student services.
- Campus Community: 1) Chairing the PSU Interpersonal Violence Task Force and 2) Working with faculty and staff to address specific situations; offer classroom presentations and trainings; partner in offering Capstone classes focused on sexual assault awareness.
- Portland Community: Active membership in off-campus collaborative groups including the Multnomah County Sexual Assault Response Team, Multnomah County Family Violence Coordinating Council, and Attorney General Sexual Assault Task Force.
The WRC also facilitates a Healthy Relationships Group.
This group is a great fit for students attempting to navigate intimate relationships and learn new skills to support healthy relationship development. This group is also appropriate for students who may be in abusive relationships or students that have left a violent relationship and are experiencing trauma and difficulty in current relationships.
For more information about the Healthy Relationships Group or to be screened for the group contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-725-5672.
The WRC accepts donations of used and old cell phones. The phones are donated to the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL). All cell phone donations are tax deductible. If you would like an acknowledgment of your donation for tax purposes, please include a piece of paper with your name and contact information. It may take as long as two to three months to receive acknowlegement of your donation as this is provided by PWCL and the phones donated at the WRC are only picked up every couple months. For more information about their donation program please go to http://pwcl.org/donate/donate-used-cell-phones/