Sexual and Relationship Violence Response
Our Sexual & Relationship Violence Response program will still be providing confidential advocacy through telephone and video meetings. Students can book an appointment online at psuwrc.youcanbook.me, or they can call our direct line at 503-894-7982. While our staff is working remotely, this direct line will be picked up during business hours, or a voicemail can be left with a callback number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
*Please note that all calls will be returned from a blocked number.*
Any staff or faculty member who wants to connect a student to a confidential advocate or consult regarding a referral can call this number or assist the student in booking an appointment online for the earliest available time. For emergent advocacy needs during our non-operational hours, please direct students to Call to Safety's local hotline 1-888-235-5333.
**If you are experiencing an emergency and you need immediate assistance, please call 911. If you need immediate confidential support during after hours times, please call Call to Safety's local hotline 1-888-235-5333.
Accessing Confidential Services at the Women's Resource Center
You can schedule an appointment two ways:
- Online at https://psuwrc.youcanbook.me
- Over the phone by calling 503-894-7982
If you need to talk to someone confidentially about a domestic violence or sexual assault situation outside of WRC office hours, you can call Call to Safety toll free at 888-235-5333.
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.
If you have any questions about Title IX, please contact PSU’s Title IX Coordinator, Julie Caron.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 503-725-4410
- Address:1600 SW 4th Ave, in the Richard and Maureen Neuberger Center (RMNC) Suite 830.
Title IX pertains to any form of sex/gender discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment or sexual violence. Please be aware that the Title IX Coordinator is not confidential.
The Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Program at the WRC addresses sexual violence at PSU by providing students connections to resources, information, and trauma-informed support. We advocate for best practices in campus coordinated response efforts at all levels of the institution.
Confidential 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:
- 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.
The WRC's Sexual and Relationship Violence Response 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 accepts donations of used and old cell phones. The phones are donated to Call to Safety. 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 acknowledgment 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 https://calltosafety.org/donate/