Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

The Sylvania WRC's newest program

PCC SAFE ALLY: Promoting a Sexual Assault Free Environment

PCC: SAFE is the only program of its kind at a community college in the United States. PCC: SAFE is a comprehensive educational and outreach program that benefits students, staff and faculty. We promote a Sexual Assault Free Environment so that sexual violence is not a deterrent to pursue educational and professional goals.

Participants develop skills for bystander interventions before sexual violence takes place. Our programming augments opportunities for men to engage in the prevention of sexual violence. Our work increases understanding and changes socially accepted beliefs and attitudes that perpetuate a sexually unsafe environment in and around PCC.

Know the Facts

  • The National College Women Sexual Victimization Study estimated that between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 college women experience completed or attempted rape during their college years and 84% of the women who were raped knew their assailants.
  • 82% of rape survivors say the rape permanently changed them. (Warsaw, R. I Never Called it Rape.)
  • Women ages 12-34 are at the highest risk for being sexually assaulted. (National Crime Victimization Survey.)
  • Over 56% of PCC students report having experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives. (PCC: SAFE District Student Survey.)