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If you or someone you know is experiencing discrimination at PCC, please let us know

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If you are in danger, contact:

  • Emergency Dispatch, 911
  • PCC Public Safety, 971-722-4444

To speak with someone confidentially, please contact the Outreach and Advocacy Project or Counseling Services.

PCC’s goal is to provide an atmosphere that encourages people to realize their full potential. All members of our community deserve to learn and work in a fair and safe environment — and we take this responsibility seriously.

People experiencing sexual harassment, misconduct, and violence may feel pressure to drop a classes, question their ability to succeed at work or school, and experience physical and psychological distress. Overall, sexual harassment causes a tense and unproductive working and learning environment. 

Sexual harassment, misconduct, and violence can affect people regardless of sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, education level, economic security, ability, or any other identity. We see you, you do not have to face these difficulties alone, and we may be able to help. 

When is discrimination or harassment a violation of college policy?

It is a violation of PCC’s Civil Rights policies (unlawful discrimination or harassment) when someone is treated differently or harassed due to their: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; marital status; disability; veteran status; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic information; or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

  • Discrimination is being treated differently because of who you are. Discrimination can also be being treated differently by someone because of how they perceive you. Experiencing discrimination can cause challenges in the classroom, at work, and with family and friends. Surveys and research is also starting to show that experiencing discrimination can contribute to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
  • Harassment is unwelcome and unwanted behavior because of who you are or how someone else perceives you. Harassment can be verbal, nonverbal, visual or physical conduct. Harassment can take many forms, and can be virtually any unwanted conduct.  Harassment can be anything from hate speech to microaggressions, notes to whistling, “jokes” to intentionally rude comments.

In addition, PCC offers processes under the Student Code of Conduct, and Standards for Professional Behavior.