Resources & Support

The Queer Resource Center offers case-by-case support and advocacy to students. Additionally, the QRC refers students to other on-campus organizations which provide resources and support.

Any student can access these resources. To speak with a QRC representative to better understand these options email the QRC Desk Staff at qrc@pdx.edu or call 503.725.9742.

All Gender Restrooms

A list and map of restrooms on campus which are not gender-specific. Includes accessibility info.

All Gender Campus Housing

Campus Housing provides comfortable living options for students who are interested in living with others regardless of their gender.

Trans Resources

Access trained staff knowledgeable in gender issues, trans healthcare issues, and trans resources on campus.

Queer Students of Color Resources

Consult with staff trained in intersectional social justice issues, knowledge of resources for students of color on campus, and case-by-case advocacy for QTPOC.

Interpersonal Violence (IPV) Resources

Counseling, education, and resources are available to create safe spaces & assist those who are survivors of Interpersonal Violence.

Legal Resources

Student Legal Services has a brochure focused on resources for queer & trans students, and can advise on other legal situations as well.

Resources for Queer & Trans Students Studying Abroad

The education abroad department provides resources specific to the needs of LGBTQ students thinking about or planning to study abroad.

Queer Veterans Resources

Resources for students who have served in the armed forces.

Queer Academic Support

Academic coaching, scholarships, and more.

Queer Faculty and Staff Resources

Events and community for queer faculty & staff at PSU.

Community LGBTQ Resource List

Bias

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.

Portland State’s Bias Review Team (BRT) receives reports of bias and works to address bias incidents. You may file a Bias Incident Report, either anonymously or with your identity disclosed through the BRT’s website.  If you would like someone to contact you regarding what your experienced or what you saw or heard, you will need to provide your name and contact informaiton. However, it is still very helpful to provide anonymous information so PSU can know what is occurring and work to improve the climate at PSU. 

Discrimination

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. File a grievance.

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.

Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that requires universities to respond to and work to prevent gender discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment and sexual violence, such as sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploration and dating violence. If you have any questions about Title IX, please contact PSU’s Title IX Coordinator, Julie Caron. titleixccordinator@pdx.edu, 503-725-4410, located at 1600 SW 4th Ave, In the Richard and Maureen Neuberger Center RMNC) Suite 830. Please note that the Title IX Coordinator is not confidential .