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If you have experienced harm resulting from intimate partner/dating violence, sexual violence, harassment, or stalking, or have questions and want to talk to someone, we are here to help. There are many resources available to you for support here at PCC. Below you will find a list of options for support that you can access based on what feels most comfortable and helpful to you. 

Outreach and Advocacy Project

The Outreach and Advocacy Project provides confidential supportive services to students who have experienced harm. The project has a dedicated confidential advocate who can work directly with students who have been impacted by gender based violence. This includes:

  • Safety planning and ongoing check ins and support
  • Exploring reporting options and advocacy around making a report
  • Attending Title IX interviews with student
  • Assistance with protection order application and advocacy around filing
  • Assistance with Address Confidentiality Program, Crime Victims Compensation, and other assistance programs related to gender based violence
  • Connection to campus and community based resources
  • Emotional support
  • And more based on student-identified needs!

Connect with a confidential advocate for support through the Outreach and Advocacy Project

  • Email: advocacy@pcc.edu
  • Call/text: 503-619-7041

Identity Based Resource Centers

You can access support and advocacy at any Women’s Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, Multicultural Center, or Veterans Resource Center, or DREAMers Resource Center on campus.

The staff in these centers do not have to report any information you disclose to any other department on campus. The only exception to this absolute confidentiality is if the disclosure includes child abuse, elder abuse, vulnerable adult abuse, or if a staff member receives a subpoena (court order) for the information to be shared. You can ask staff members more about their reporting obligations.

These spaces are open for students to access all kinds of services such as printing, connection to other support and groups on campus, hygiene supplies, coffee/tea, snacks, or to just relax in a safer space. 

Counseling Services

You can access support through PCC’s Counseling Services on any campus. The staff in these centers do not have to report any information you disclose to any other department on campus. The only exception to this absolute confidentiality is if the disclosure includes child abuse, elder abuse, vulnerable adult abuse, or if a staff member receives a subpoena (court order) for the information to be shared. You can ask staff members more about their reporting obligations.

Services typically last about 8 sessions and you can meet with a counselor on the campus that feels most comfortable to you. Connect with the Counseling Services team. 

Disability Services

Please Note: Staff who work in Disability Services are Responsible Employees and are therefore required to report any disclosures of gender based violence to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, which may prompt an investigation. You can always ask staff members about their reporting obligations.

You can access support and advocacy at any Disability Services center on any campus. Disability Services centers are open for students to access printing, a quiet space where they can study, or where students go to connect with a Disability Practitioner. Through Disability Services, students can receive accommodations that help assist them in the classroom and while at PCC in general. Connect with a Disability Practitioner.

Student Conduct and CARE Team

Please Note: Student Conduct and Retention Coordinators are Responsible Employees and are therefore required to report any disclosures of gender based violence to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, which may prompt an investigation. You can always ask staff members about their reporting obligations. Connect with the Student Conduct and CARE Team.

The Student Conduct and CARE Team supports students in navigating institutional and community processes to succeed in the academic environment. You can access support though the Student Conduct and Retention/CARE Team on any campus.