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Sexual Harassment and Misconduct at PCC

We are here to respect, protect and support

If you are in danger, contact

  • Emergency Dispatch, 911
  • PCC Public Safety, 971-722-4444
Because everyone deserves to be safe
PCC’s goal is to provide an atmosphere that encourages people to realize their full potential.

All members of our community, including our guests and visitors, deserve to learn and work in a fair and safe environment-and we take our responsibility to provide this space seriously.

PCC is charged with investigating all reported misconduct and gender-equity concerns; offering support to the people involved; and implementing measures to maximize safety. When we respect, protect and support one another, our community thrives.

If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic or dating violence or any other behavior that has made you feel unsafe or unwelcome-we are here to help.

Campus Outreach & Advocacy Project

The Campus Outreach & Advocacy Project provides confidential supportive services to students who have experienced harm. Including:

  • Safety planning
  • Ongoing check ins and support
  • Provide and explain reporting options and advocacy around making a report
  • Attend Title IX interviews/meetings with student
  • Assistance with seeking protective orders, and advocacy around filing
  • Assistance with Address Confidentiality Program paperwork
  • Assistance with Crime Victims Compensation
  • TANF (temporary assistance for needy families)
  • SNAP (food benefits) application
  • Short term emotional support
  • Other services based on need

Survivors come from all backgrounds regardless of class status, race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity, or spiritual, religious, or faith based identities. We know that dating/intimate partner and sexual violence impacts all of us, whether we have experienced harm directly or someone we know has. PCC has a shared commitment to provide support to our peers and to call an end to this violence.

What is sexual misconduct?

Sexual assault
Any actual or attempted sexual contact made without a person’s consent.
A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their or others’ safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.
Dating violence
Includes violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there was such a relationship will be gauged by its length, type, and frequency of interaction.
Domestic violence
Includes asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim’s current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.
Retaliation means any adverse treatment that is taken because a person engaged in protected activity (e.g., opposing discriminatory practices, filing a complaint, or participating in an investigation).
Sexual harassment
Unwelcome sexual conduct that creates a hostile, intimidating, or unsafe environment.

What is consent?

Consent is a knowing, voluntary and mutual agreement to engage in sexual activity. Consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Know your rights

  • You have the right to learn and work in a safe environment. PCC follows a zero tolerance policy for all forms of sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination.
  • You have the right to a prompt and fair Investigation. PCC is required to investigate all reports of sexual misconduct within 60 college work days.
  • You have the right to file a complaint without fear of retaliation. Complainant or witnesses who report sexual misconduct are protected from retaliation under the law.
  • You have the right to access support and health services. PCC offers confidential counseling services and can connect you with on- and off-campus resources to help you heal.

Where to get help

If you are in danger
  • Emergency Dispatch: 911
  • PCC Public Safety: 971-722-4444
Counseling and support student counseling
  • Cascade SSB 124, 971-722-5271
  • Rock Creek Bldg. 9 Rm. 118, 971-722-7300
  • Southeast SCOM 116, 971-722-6240
  • Sylvania CC 210, 971-722-8153
Women’s resource centers
  • Cascade SUB 301, 971-722-5249
  • Rock Creek Bldg. 7, Rm. 119, 971-722-7432
  • Southeast Mt. Tabor, Room 148, 971-722-6051
  • Sylvania CC 232, 971-722-8101
Queer resource centers
  • Cascade SUB 212, 971-722-5702
  • Rock Creek Bldg. 5, Rm. 121, 971-722-7345
  • Southeast Mt. Tabor, Room 149, 971-722-6032
  • Sylvania CC 228, 971-722-8515
Employee assistance program
Visit myrbh.com (access code OEBB), 1-866-750-1327
Other resources
    • Call to Safety, 503-235-5333
    • Portland Women’s Crisis Line, 503-235-5333
    • Columbia County Mental Health Line, 503-397-6161
    • Washington County Crisis Line, 503-291-9111
    • Yamhill County Crisis Line, 503-434-7523
    • Clackamas County 24-hour Crisis Line, 503-654-2288

Where to report incidents

Submit an incident report

Contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion (Alex Baldino, Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator) with questions or for more help.