Student Retention

Stop the Hate

Portland Community College is hate-free.  We recognize the inherent goodness of all people regardless of race, creed, color, personal opinion, sexual orientation, or any of the countless other features that characterize us.  We honor the humanity that joins us, and we celebrate the differences that distinguish us.

Stop Hate Here

Safe Zone

The “Safe Zone” symbol is a message to gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual students and colleagues.  The message is that a person displaying this is one who will be understanding, supporting, and trustworthy if a gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual student needs help, advice, or just someone to talk to.  We encourage interested faculty to display the following symbol in their workspace to designate it as a “Safe Zone”.

Safe Space Logo