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Sylvania Women's Resource Center Staff

The Sylvania WRC is Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

PCC Student Development has launched a Common Application for all Student Leadership positions across the district. Select the Sylvania Campus option for the Women’s Resource Center so we receive your application!

For best consideration: Apply by Oct 9th (application will remain open until all Sylvania Women’s Resource Center positions are filled).


These are strange and challenging times. We know that our community is strongest when we come together, and we are here to provide support in any way that we can.

As you have likely heard, PCC has made the decision to close its doors through Winter Term 2021: however, the WRC is committed to serving students during this time.

We are aware that PCC’s physical closure may cause additional stress for many of you, and our priority is the safety and health of our community.

Please be patient with us. We are currently working hard to figure out the best way to continue building community and offering support during this time.

Use our Virtual Room to reach WRC district staff:

  • Available 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday – Thursday

…OR reach us via our social media:

….OR email our full-time staff:

As they become available, we will update this announcement with further information.

If you need help finding a resource, please reach out to us, and we will do our best to support you.

Take care, community. We’ll see you again soon, and in the meantime, we look forward to connecting with you virtually.

– The Sylvania WRC Team


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The PCC Sylvania Women’s Resource Center (WRC) was founded in 1995 by Deborah Evind and was created to provide a central location for services that support the academic achievement of women, while working to increase access to education for women, improve the retention of women students at the college, and encourage women’s leadership development.

Hours and location

We are closed along with the rest of campus in response to COVID-19. Please see Community Resources listed on this page. We are working on solutions to support students remotely beginning March 30. This website will be updated as information and resources become available.

  • Sylvania Campus, CC 232 on the Upper Mall
  • Hours:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-4pm
    • Wednesday: 9am-2pm
    • Hours may vary based on staffing availability.
  • Closed Finals Weeks, Winter Breaks, Spring Breaks, and Summer Quarters.
  • To make an appointment: call 971-722-8101 or email wrc@pcc.edu

Looking for Advocacy Support?

PCC specific resources

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

  • Safety planning
  • Case management – ongoing check ins/support
  • Provide and explain reporting options and advocacy around making a report
  • Attend Title IX interviews/meetings with student
  • Assistance with protection order application 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

The Advocacy Project Response Lead, Hayley Hayes, is available Monday-Friday between 8-4pm.

Community Based support and 24/hr access for Oregon and Southwest WA

Call to Safety: Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy. We can support crisis line callers in any language through our international language bank, and connect survivors to local culturally-specific resources or co-advocacy.

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: Hosts an online database of services relating to intmate partner and sexual violence across the state of Oregon.

Clark County WA – YWCA Clark County: Hosts both a domestic violence/intimate partner violence program and a sexual assault program.

For more online resources please check out

At the Portland Community College Sylvania Women’s Resource Center (SY WRC) we apply the principles of intersectional multicultural feminism to resist and dismantle sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression in order to support the success of women students at PCC. We welcome students of all genders.

What we offer

  • Clubs and events related to gender and social justice
  • Dress for Success – come learn from experts how to present yourself to potential employers
  • Child care resources
  • Community resource referrals
  • Crisis intervention and problem solving
  • A place to connect with other students
  • Confidential advocacy, support, and friendship in a caring environment
  • Lactation Room
  • Looking for advocacy support and the WRC is closed?
    • Make an appointment at the Counseling Center by calling 971-722-8153 or visiting the Counseling Center in CC 210
    • Contact Call to Safety (open 24 hours a day) at 503-235-5333.
    • For immediate safety concerns or to make a report visit our online reporting site (includes anonymous), contact SY Public Safety in CSB 320, or call 971-722-4444.
      • Hours:
        • Monday-Friday: 6am-10:45pm
        • Saturday: 6am-9:45pm
        • Sunday: 7am-6:45pm
    • Visit pcc.edu/safe for info on PCC policies and services.