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Staff Positions

Jessica Amo, Director

The Director of the Women's Resource Center acts as the liaison for the WRC to the PSU community and beyond. She handles key administrative duties relating to mission, policy, and budgeting, as well as supervising the WRC staff.  She also oversees all sexual violence prevention and response program operations, including supervising the WRC Interpersonal Violence Advocate, coordinating IPV-related event planning, and serving on university and community task forces.

Office Email: jamo@pdx.edu

 

 

Kari Anne McDonald, Events Coordinator

Kari Anne is the person in charge of events at the WRC. If you are a faculty or community member and would like to work with the WRC, she's the person to talk to.

Office Email: karm@pdx.edu

 

Malika Edden, The Empowerment Project Coordinator

 

Malika, the Empowerment Project Coordinator, works on a university wide level to advocate for the needs of women returning to school after a break in their education. It is her job to oversee the mentor program by connecting students with mentors, following up, and evaluating success. Malika also provides one-to-one support for returning women as well as fostering community by facilitating social/educational groups.

Office Email: mpe@pdx.edu

 

Emily Persico, Office Manager

Emily is the Office Manager, administrative supporter, and general money/logistics contact for the WRC.

 

Office Email: epersico@pdx.edu

 

 

Danielle Huxley, Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator, Danielle, oversees the WRC volunteer program, connecting volunteers with mentors, and thinking about how student leadership ties into student success.

Office Email: dhuxley@pdx.edu

 

Adrienne Graf, Interpersonal Violence Advocate

 

The Interpersonal Violence Education and Advocacy Program (IPVP) is designed to act as a resource for PSU students that find themselves in an interpersonal violence predicament.  Sexual assault (such as unwanted touching, threat of harm, or rape) and domestic violence (whether physical, emotional, economic, or verbal abuse) are both prime examples of interpersonal violence. 

If you need to talk to someone after hours about a sexual assault or domestic violence situation, call the 24/7 Portland Women’s Crisis Line toll free at 888-235-5333.

Office Email: ipv@pdx.edu

 

Elle Kelsheimer, Publicist

 

The Publicist is an advocate for the WRC's mission, and she works to promote communication about WRC programs and events via the website and other media.

Office Email: wrcpub@pdx.edu



   
   
   

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Community

 

The Lounge:

The WRC lounge is a warm, safe space where all PSU students are welcome. The lounge is a great place to meet members of the WRC community, chat and generally feel welcome. Free tea, tampons and condoms! See "Our Space" for more information and pictures!

Support:

The WRC has advocates ready to support you though any hardships you may be expiriencing. A certified counseler is also available on Tuesdays from 2:00pm- 2:50pm.

Resource Hub:

There is a community bulletin board and resource hub where you can find information on low-cost contraception and healthcare, support services, jobs, scholarships, events and much more.

Action Teams:

The WRC supports action teams that work to address different social issues surrounding feminism in the modern day. Action teams are open and happy to receive PSU students. See more about the different action teams here.

Events:

The WRC and it's action teams hold events every month to connect and empower PSU student. Movies, discussion panels, and game nights, galore! See our events calendar for more details!

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Mission and Values

Our Mission:

The Portland State University Women's Resource Center advocates for the best educational and campus experience for all members of our community.  We accomplish this by advancing social justice, ensuring access to personal empowerment for all self-identified women, and by working toward a safe and healthy campus.

Our Values:

Social Justice

We are committed to an ethic of inclusiveness, accessibility, and diversity. We promote equity and social change through nonviolent activism.

Leadership

We accept responsibility to support each student's path toward realizing their leadership capacities for social change. In support of this goal, we work with The Social Change Model of Leadership Development which incorporates the development of individual values, group values, and societal values.  Through this model, students increase awareness of themselves and their role in society.

Accountability

We are committed to working in praxis, the integration of theory and practice. We will assess and evaluate our activities remaining responsive to the needs of the community, and the theories and values which guide our work.

Collaboration

We work in service to students within a large organizational and urban context. We work to consider the impact of our actions on all stakeholders, to seek many perspectives in decision making, and to build respectful relationships with students, colleagues, and community members. When controversy arises, we welcome the opportunity to address it compassionately and explore other perspectives open-mindedly while maintaining our integrity and core values.

Engagement

We value the active participation of each member of our community. We foster this by building a safe, violence-free, sustainable space in which people can know that they matter, hold each other accountable, develop skills, and celebrate together.

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Our History

Before 1969 the only group for women at Portland State University was the Women’s Faculty Club which was open to female faculty members and wives of professors. The group’s goals were mainly philanthropic in origin with a focus on small scholarships for women with top GPA’s.

By 1969 the first feminist oriented group formed on campus calling itself University Women. This group, although smaller than the Faculty Club, also had women-centered goals in mind, specifically the formation of a free child care center on campus.
 
By 1971 this small group had become the PSU Women’s Union and the focus of the group became the status of women at PSU. Eventually the Women’s Union would come to be known by its current name, the Women’s Resource Center. Over the next three decades, the WRC evolved from an outspoken group on campus, to hosting events, to being a full fledged community advocate and resource/referral center.

By 1972 individuals involved with the Women’s Union formed the Women’s Studies Institute which was the foundation for the office that eventually developed into the Women’s Studies Department.

The Women’s Union focused its efforts on combating sexism on campus, getting women’s lives, roles, and outlooks represented in the curriculum, achieving a childcare facility, and generally making PSU a learning environment in which women were respected, represented, and welcomed.

These goals were achieved both by working with the administration and speaking out against them when traditional methods were unsuccessful. The Union spent the next several years focusing on these issues while slowly building a permanent niche for themselves on the campus. Beginning in the late 1970’s, the Union had its own office on campus from which to operate. Speakers and film presentations were the consistent events sponsored by the Union. By 1981, the Women’s Union was officially acting as resource center providing information and referral. With a paid student coordinator and staffed primarily by volunteers, the Union was a permanent fixture on campus.

In 1982 the focus of the Union was on self- help for women through workshops and support groups, promotion of women’s history month, anti-violence against women campaigns, and how women can fight back against violence. Membership in the Union remained low during the 1980’s due to the nation’s aversion to feminism. The Union marched on in throughout the decade, hosting events on abortion, birth control, and rape. Membership picked up in the 1990’s and the focus revolved mainly around domestic violence awareness and reproductive rights.  

the first vagina monologues checkSince the turn of the century, the WRC has focused on annual events that reflect the issues important to the students involved.  These events, such as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Love Your Body Day, the Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, and Take Back the Night, as well as providing a resource area and referral center, continued to increase awareness of the WRC among the student body.  In 2002 the WRC held PSU’s first production of the Vagina Monologues to sold-out audiences and raised over $12,000 for the Portland Women’s Crisis Line.

a picture of our old, small officeIn January of 2003, the Women’s Resource Center hired the first staff coordinator, Aimee Shattuck.  Aimee had been the student coordinator for the two previous years.  She and fellow students lobbied the student fee committee to pay for a half-time permanent staff person.  The students argued that evolving from a student-group to a student-service allowed them more legitimacy and credibility on campus, allowed them to begin providing more services to students, and would actually increase the amount of student involvement and leadership at the WRC.  This has proven to be true.  Since 2003, student involvement with the WRC has nearly doubled each year, from three active students in 2001 to over 100 in 2005.   

Beginning in Spring of 2001, the WRC became a leader on campus advocating for sexual assault and domestic violence response and prevention.  In 2003, the WRC hired a Graduate Assistant to work with the Interpersonal Violence Advocacy Program.  This program has grown to include support groups, one-on-one advocacy, and awareness raising and education campaigns. 

In May of 2003 the WRC took on the responsibility of housing and supervising the Returning Women Students’ Program which once was housed in IASC.  In Fall 2004, Bridge Gorrow began with the program as a Graduate Assistant and reinstated the mentor program and provided leadership for the 4-credit Returning Women Student Workshop as well as providing one-on-one support and drop-in groups.

our old space before the renovationsIn December of 2004, the WRC moved to a new home in the lower level of Montgomery Hall.  The new space is twenty times bigger than the location in Smith Memorial Student Union, accommodating a large lounge area, reception area, storage, four cubicle spaces, and a library.

As of 2007, the WRC has two staff positions, two graduate assistants, two student coordinators, 30+ student volunteers who plan all the events and initiatives and run the office front end, and nearly 2000 people on our weekly listserv.

 

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Social Media

Follow our Facebook page for events, community happenings, and more! www.facebook.com/PDXWRC

Our the blog, the She Sheet, is an outlet for feminist and feminist ally writers to voice their opinions and start dialouge. Contact the publicist to submit a peice of writing for the blog./

www.shesheet.blogspot.com/

Follow us on twitter for your quick fixes of the WRC!

https://twitter.com/psuwrc

We use our pinterest boards alot like photo essays. Come and check us out!

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Newsletter If you'd like our news, events, job oppurtunities, scholarships, etc delivered straight to your inbox, you can sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.

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Documents and Forms

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions | Interpersonal Violence and Advocacy | Returning Women's Students Program | Volunteer Program | Sexual Violence/Assault | Domestic Violence | Stalking

General Questions

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Q: Where is the Women's Resource Center located?

A:  We are located at 1802 SW 10th and Montgomery, in the basement of Montgomery Hall (behind the Simon Benson House, across from the Subway).   A map is provided below for your convenience.

map to WRC

Q: What does the Women’s Resource Center do?

A: The WRC hosts and co-sponsors a number of events throughout the year, including annual favorites such as The Vagina Monologues, International Women's Day, and Take Back The Night. We also bring speakers and performers to campus, sponsor discussion groups, and promote awareness campaigns related to a variety of women's issues. The Center also has a library of books, magazines and movies; a toy box for children; a community bulletin board, and a lounge area. We also run three programs that contribute to student success, health and community: the Empowerment Project, the Interpersonal Violence Program, and our Leadership Program.

Q: How can I schedule an appointment with someone?

A: Please call the front desk at 503-725-5672 to schedule an appointment with any of our staff. If you're not sure whom you need to speak with, check  ask whomever is making your appointment. Appointments can also be made in person by talking with a front desk volunteer.

Q: Do you provide scholarships for students?

A: The WRC does not administer any scholarships. We suggest that people look through the scholarships on the financial aid website. We post any scholarship information that we get on our listserv. To sign up for the listserv, head here.

Q: How do I make a complaint about sexual harassment or discrimination on campus?

A: The University office that investigates reports of sexual harassment or discrimination is the Equity & Compliance Office (Affirmative Action Office). If you would like to discuss your options on campus, please contact the WRC Interpersonal Violence Advocate at 503-725-5605 or ipv@pdx.edu. To schedule an in-person appointment with the WRC IPV Advocate, call 503-725-5672.

Q: Can anyone check out the books and videos from the library?

A: Yes! Books are available for 2 weeks, other media for 1 week, unless on reserve. Please ask whoever is at the front desk to check out materials. If you would like to reserve a specific item for a classroom presentation or event, ask the front desk volunteer to put you on the reservation list. Some titles are very popular.

Q: Can I schedule the Women’s Resource Center for an event?

A: The Women’s Resource Center space is available for scheduling after regular business hours, pending availability and staffing. We do not reserve space for non-WRC events during our regular business hours. To reserve the WRC Lounge fill out the WRC Lounge Request Form or contact us at 503-725-5672.

Q: How can I partner with the Women’s Resource Center to put on an event?

A: The Women’s Resource Center often cosponsors events with campus and community groups. All events must support our mission. We are also always open to help and sponsorship from community and campus groups and individuals. To reserve the WRC Lounge fill out the WRC Lounge Request Form or contact us at 503-725-5672.

Q: I use a mobility device. How do I reach the WRC?

A: As of right now, to reach the WRC with a mobility device you need to enter through the Montgomery Building.  Coming from the Park Blocks, there is a walkway between the Simon Benson House and Blackstone Building that leads to the Montgomery Courtyard and the accessible entrance into Montgomery.  Once inside Montgomery, please ask someone at the front desk to call down to the WRC so we can ensure that the pathway is clear.  There is an elevator that goes to the Montgomery basement, and once there you can reach us by following the signs.

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Interpersonal Violence and Advocacy

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Q: What does an advocate do?

A:

  • Provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to the victim.
  • Serve as a liaison between the victim and professional agencies and departments.
  • Ensure that the survivor understands the systems in which she finds herself, including the roles and objectives of each agency and individuals involved in her response.
  • Provide non-judgmental information to the victim regarding options.
  • Provide educational information and resource materials on interpersonal violence.
  • Advocate on behalf of the survivor's self-defined needs, decisions, wishes, questions, or concerns.
  • Assist the victim with accessing and understanding University policy and university and community resources and services.
  • Provide information to the victim on the dynamics of interpersonal violence, including victim-blaming and trauma.
  • Provide hospital/medical and/or court accompaniment.

 

Q: How can I schedule an appointment with someone?

A: Please call 503-725-5672 to schedule an appointment with our Interpersonal Violence Advocate.  She can be contacted directly at 503-725-5605 or ipv@pdx.edu.

Q: What if I need help after hours?

A: If it is an emergency, please call 911 or on campus 503-725-4404. You can also call the Portland Women’s Crisis Line 24-hours at 503-235-5333. They are able to answer questions, provide crisis counseling, or to accompany sexual assault victims to the hospital.

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Returning Women's Students Program

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Q: Do you provide scholarships for students?

A: The WRC does not administer any scholarships. We suggest that people look through the scholarships on the financial aid website. We post any scholarship information that we get on our listservs; scholarships of particular interest to returning students are sent out priority on the Returning Women Students' listserv. To sign up for either listserv, head here.

Q: Who should I talk to if I am thinking about coming back to school?

A: If you are wondering where to start or how your credits might transfer, contact  the Undergraduate Advising & Support Center (UASC) at 503-725-4005.

Q: How can I find out what is going on for Returning Women Students?

A: Sign up for the Returning Women Students' listserv here. The Returning Women Students' listserv passes along information about scholarships, classes, groups, and events of special interest to returning students.

Q: How can I schedule an appointment with someone?

A: Please call 503-725-5672 to schedule an appointment with Malika Edden, coordinator of the Empowerment Project. She can be contacted directly at 503-725-9788 or mpe@pdx.edu. Appointments can also be made by talking to the volunteer at the WRC front desk.

Q: What are some local activities I can do with my kids?

A: Check out our 2Do with Kids guide for some ideas for inexpensive activities in the Portland Metro area.

Q: How do I get a mentor?

A: If you are coming back to school after a break in your education or you are a returning women student having a hard time connecting at PSU, you may be eligible for a mentor. Mentors are women who have been in your position and are available to meet for coffee, to answer questions, and to help out. If you would like a mentor or if you have questions, please contact Malika Edden at 503-725-9788 or mpe@pdx.edu.

Q: How do I become a mentor?

A: Students who wish to become mentors must make at least a one-term commitment. If you would like to be a mentor or if you have questions, please contact Malika Edden at 503-725-9788 or mpe@pdx.edu.

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Volunteer Program

  • Q: How do I sign up to volunteer? What possibilities are available?
  • Q: Can I get class credit for volunteering?

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Q: How do I sign up to volunteer? What possibilities are available?

A: The Women's Resource Center offers both short term and long term volunteer commitments. Students can sign up for an office shift, coordinate an event, work on a special project, or be a day-of volunteer. Sign up on the Women’s Resource Center listserv to get updates about upcoming volunteering opportunities. For specific questions or to talk to our volunteer coordinator, Danielle Huxley at dhuxley@pdx.edu or call 503-725-2791.

Q: Can I get class credit for volunteering?

A: Yes, the Women’s Resource Center offers up to 3 credits of independent study a term for volunteer work. Credits can be gained for holding an office shift or coordinating an event; students can also do their Women’s Studies practicum through the Center. Contact our volunteer coordinator, Danielle Huxley at dhuxley@pdx.edu or call 503-725-2791.

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Sexual Violence/Assault

What can I do if . . .

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I think that I was assaulted, but I don’t know if it is really rape or I don’t remember:
If you think that you may have been raped, listen to your gut.  Talk to someone you trust.  You can always talk to an advocate at the Women’s Resource Center (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605), call PWCL 24-hour crisis line (503-235-5333), or talk to a counselor at Student Health and Counseling (drop in or call 503-725-2800).  Your concerns can be kept confidential/ anonymous.

My friend was sexually assaulted:
LISTEN to your friend.  Don’t be judgmental.  Be patient and remember that it will take you friend time to deal with the crime.  Let your friend know that they can speak to an advocate at the Women’s Resource Center (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) if they would like to understand their options for health, counseling, reporting, and support on campus.  They can also call the PWCL 24-hour crisis line (503-235-5333) for more information on community resources and 24-hour support.

I want to make a police report about a sexual assault:
If the crime just occurred or you need immediate medical or police assistance, call 911.  If not, call the police department in the area that the crime happened in.  If it happened in Portland you can call Portland Police (503-823-3333) or Campus Public Safety (503-725-4407) to make a police report.

Please also note that if the crime happened within 84 hours you may go to the hospital and get an exam and have evidence collected.  You can choose whether or not you would like to make a police report at that time.  If the crime occurred in Portland, you need to go to OHSU emergency room to get a forensic exam.

I would like to get medical care due to a sexual assault:
If it is within 84 hours of the assault and you would like to have forensic evidence collected (also known as a SAFE kit), you need to go to the hospital authorized in the jurisdiction where the crime occurred.  In Portland, you would go to the OHSU emergency room. If you decide to get a forensic exam immediately after an assault, try not to use the restroom, shower, or brush your teeth.  If you need to change your clothes, put them in a paper bag and bring them with you to the hospital.

If it is after 84 hours or you do not want to collect evidence, it is important that you still get medical attention for possible sexually transmitted infections, potential pregnancy, or injuries.  If you are a student taking a minimum of 8 credits, you can go to the Center for Student Health and Counseling (1880 SW 6th Ave) for free.  Nurses there are specially trained to help you.  You can also go to any Planned Parenthood or the Outside In clinic.

I need the morning after pill (Plan B):
If you are taking a minimum of 8 credits, the Center for Student Health and Counseling (1880 SW 6th Ave) can give you Plan B.  If you are taking less than 8 credits, you can go to your local pharmacy. 

I was sexually assaulted by a PSU student.  How can I report the assault to the University?
Portland State has a student code of conduct that takes sexual assault and harassment very seriously. (www.pdx.edu/dos/conduct/) If you were assaulted by a student on campus or you were assaulted off campus and therefore feel threatened on campus, you may file a complaint with the Assistant Dean of Students (503-725-4422, Smith 433).  The Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) is available to explain the process, help you fill out the form and to navigate the process.

I was sexually assaulted by a PSU staff or faculty member.  I want to report the assault to the University.
You can report sexual assault or sexual harassment to the Affirmative Action Office (503-725-4417, 122 Cramer).

I was sexually assaulted by a PSU student or staff member.  I want to make an anonymous report:

You can make an anonymous report by filling out the online form at www.pdx.edu/sexual-assault/anonymous-reporting.  An anonymous report will be used for campus crime statistics.  If the perpetrator(s) is named, the University may need to investigate.  However, if no one is named, the University will not be able to respond. 

I know someone who was raped by a PSU student.  They don’t want to report, but I feel that the University should know:
You can fill out an anonymous report form at www.pdx.edu/sexual-assault/anonymous-reporting.  Please note that if you give us the survivor’s name, the University may choose to call him/her.  If no identifying information is given, the University will not be able to investigate but will use the information for crime statistics on campus.

I would like to get counseling:
You can contact the Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605)   for referrals on and off campus for counselors who have specific training and understanding of sexual assault.  You can call also call the PWCL crisis line for counselors and support groups in the community (503-235-5333).

I need to move housing to get away from the perpetrator:
If you currently live in PSU Housing, they will move you immediately to a new room or apartment.  If none is available immediately, the University will arrange short-term emergency housing.  You can speak to a Residence Life staff person or call the Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) for help with this process.

If you do not currently live on campus, the Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) can help you find on-campus housing.  We do not have the expertise to help you find off-campus housing.

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Domestic Violence

What can I do if . . .

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I think my partner is abusive:
Talk to someone.  You can start by talking to the Women’s Resource Center (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605), call PWCL 24-hour crisis line (503-235-5333), or talk to a counselor at Student Health and Counseling (drop in or call 503-725-2800).  Your concerns can be kept confidential/ anonymous.

My friend is in an abusive relationship:
Get support for yourself so that you can be there for your friend.  You can talk to the Women’s Resource Center (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605), call PWCL 24-hour crisis line (503-235-5333), or talk to a counselor at Student Health and Counseling (drop in or call 503-725-2800). 

It is important to refrain from talking bad about the abusive partner so that your friend does not feel like s/he has to defend him/her.  Make it about your friend, that you worry about them and that they do not deserve to be treated that way.

I have been physically assaulted and want to make a police report:
If the crime just occurred or you need immediate medical or police assistance, call 911.  If not, call the police department in the area that the crime happened in.  If it happened in Portland you can call Portland Police (503-823-3333) or Campus Public Safety (503-725-4407) to make a police report.

My partner is a PSU student and is physically abusive or threatening.  How can I report the assault to the University?
Portland State has a student code of conduct that takes domestic violence seriously (www.pdx.edu/dos/conduct/). If you were assaulted by a student on campus or you were assaulted off campus and therefore feel threatened on campus, you may file a complaint with the Assistant Dean of Students (503-725-4422, SMSU 433).  The Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) is available to explain the process, help you fill out the form and to navigate the process.

I was physically abused by a PSU student or staff member on campus.  I want to make an anonymous report:
You can make an anonymous report by filling out the online form at www.pdx.edu/sexual-assault/anonymous-reporting.  An anonymous report will be used for campus crime statistics.  If the perpetrator(s) is named, the University may need to investigate.  However, if no one is named, the University will not be able to respond. 

I know someone who is being abused by a PSU student.  They don’t want to report, but I feel that the University should know:
You can fill out an anonymous report form at www.pdx.edu/sexual-assault/anonymous-reporting.  Please note that if you give us the survivor’s name, the University may choose to call him/her.  If no identifying information is given, the University will not be able to investigate but will use the information for crime statistics on campus.

I would like to get counseling:
You can contact the Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605)   for referrals on and off campus for counselors who have specific training and understanding of domestic violence.  You can call also call the PWCL crisis line for counselors and support groups in the community (503-235-5333).

I need to move housing to get away from the perpetrator:
If you currently live in PSU Housing, they will move you immediately to a new room or apartment.  If none is available immediately, the University will arrange short-term emergency housing.  You can speak to a Residence Life staff person or call the Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) for help with this process.

If you do not currently live on campus, the Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) can help you find on-campus housing.  We do not have the expertise to help you find off-campus housing.  You can call the PWCL crisis line (503-235-5333) for help finding off-campus shelters and housing.

I need legal help for divorce or child custody:
If you are currently a student at Portland State, you can receive free legal services from Student Legal Services (503-725-4556, SMSU 3rd floor mezzanine) if the other person is not a student.  If you are both students, they will not be able to represent you but can give you a referral to someone in the community.

I need to get a restraining order:
If you are currently a student at Portland State, Student Legal Services (503-725-4556, SMSU 3rd floor mezzanine) can help you with a restraining order if the other person is not a student.  If you are both students, they will not be able to represent you.  The courthouse has people to assist you in filling out restraining order requests. Multnomah County 503-248-3943, Washington County 503-681-3830, Clackamas County 503-655-8616, Clark County, Washington 1-360-696-0167

I have a restraining order against a student at PSU:
It is important that you let Campus Public Safety (1939 SW Broadway) know that you have a restraining order.  Bring a copy of the restraining order and a photo of the person (if available) to their office.  If the respondent (the person the restraining order is against) is in violation of the restraining order by being on campus or being in classes with you, the University can put a hold on their registration or drop them from classes.  The Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) is available to do safety planning and to help you navigate systems and resources at PSU.

I have a restraining order against a staff or faculty member at PSU:
It is important that you let Campus Public Safety (1939 SW Broadway) know that you have a restraining order.  Bring a copy of the restraining order and a photo of the person (if available) to their office.  If the respondent (the person the restraining order is against) is in violation of the restraining order by being on campus or working with you, talk to the Affirmative Action Office (503-725-4417, 122 Cramer).

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Stalking

What can I do if . . .

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I am being stalked:
Talk to someone.  You can start by talking to the Women’s Resource Center (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) or call PWCL 24-hour crisis line (503-235-5333).

I am being stalked by a PSU student:
Portland State has a student code of conduct that takes stalking and harassment seriously. (www.pdx.edu/dos/conduct/) If you are being stalked or threatened by a student on campus or off campus and therefore feel threatened on campus, you may file a complaint with the Assistant Dean of Students (503-725-4422, SMSU 433).  The Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) is available to explain the process, help you fill out the form and to navigate the process.

I am being stalked by a PSU staff or faculty:
You can report stalking and harassment to the Affirmative Action Office (503-725-4417, Cramer 122)

I need to get a restraining order:
If you are currently a student at Portland State, Student Legal Services (503-725-4556, Smith 3rd floor mezzanine) can help you with a restraining order if the other person is not a student.  If you are both students, they will not be able to represent you.  The courthouse has people to assist you in filling out restraining order requests. Multnomah County 503-248-3943, Washington County 503-681-3830, Clackamas County 503-655-8616, Clark County, Washington 1-360-696-0167

I have a restraining order against a student at PSU:
It is important that you let Campus Public Safety (1939 SW Broadway) know that you have a restraining order.  Bring a copy of the restraining order and a photo of the person (if available) to their office.  If the respondent (the person the restraining order is against) is in violation of the restraining order by being on campus or being in classes with you, the University can put a hold on their registration or drop them from classes.  The Women’s Resource Center advocate (ipv@pdx.edu or 503-725-5605) is available to do safety planning and to help you navigate systems and resources at PSU.

I have a restraining order against a staff or faculty member at PSU:
It is important that you let Campus Public Safety (1939 SW Broadway) know that you have a restraining order.  Bring a copy of the restraining order and a photo of the person (if available) to their office.  If the respondent (the person the restraining order is against) is in violation of the restraining order by being on campus or working with you, talk to the Affirmative Action Office (503-725-4417, Cramer 122).

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WRC in the News

 

2/20/13, Willamette Weekly: "A Question of force" by Matt Kauffman

2/18/13, Vangaurd: "From the stage to a global movement" by Jessica Miller

2/13/13, PSU TV: "The 2012 Vagina Monolouges at Portland State University" by Justin Brown

11/12/12, Vanguard: "Zines give voice to social justice" by Robin Crowell

10/30/12, Vanguard: "Women of color combat abuse with activism" by Andrew Morse

5/31/12, The 2011-12 Aimee Shattuck Award Recipient and Honorees Announced.

4/26/12, Vanguard: "Stopping abusers in their tracks" by Hannah Noble
(A Q-and-A with social worker and first-time author Lynn Fairweather)
© The Portland State Vanguard 2012

4/11/12 Kari Anne McDonald is named "Best Campus Leader" at PSU. Read her profile.

4/11/12 Britni Childs is named "Runner up for Student Employee of the Year" at PSU. Read her profile.

4/11/12, Vanguard: "Students encouraged to examine realities of sexual violence" By Vanessa Wendland
© The Portland State Vanguard 2012

1/10/12, Vanguard: "Sexual assaults lead to increased security" by Kali Simmons
© The Portland State Vanguard 2012

1/10/12, Vanguard: "Film screenings illuminate sex trafficking issues" By Desmond Fuller
© The Portland State Vanguard 2012.

Fall 2010 Student Affairs Newsletter: staff profiles on Emily Persico, Tonya Jones, and the recent CAPS/WRC collaboration.

10/26/2010, Vanguard: "Community-wide vigil to be held for Domestic Violence Month: Domestic violence murder cases increasing in Multnomah County."

10/26/2010, Vanguard: "IPVTF Letter to the Editor: Domestic Violence Awareness Month."

10/5/2010, Vanguard: "That's Not Funny...Or Is It?"

9/28/2010, Vanguard: "It's OK to Laugh: Being a Feminist Doesn't Mean You Are Humorless."

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Contact Us

Office Hours

Regular Office Hours

Monday - Friday :> 9:00am - 5:00pm

School Break Hours

Monday - Friday :> 10:00am - 4:00pm

Due to campus closure, our office will be closed December 21-25th.

Physical Address

1802 SW 10th & Montgomery
Portland, OR
Through the courtyard, Basement of the Montgomery building.

Mailing Address

Portland State University
Women's Resource Center
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207

Phone/Fax/Email

Ph: 503.725.5672
wrc@pdx.edu

 


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