Title IX and the University of Portland
Title IX is federal legislation from the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and gender in education programs, including athletic programs or activities that receive federal funding. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex or gender can include sexual harassment and interpersonal violence including: stalking, relationship violence, and sexual violence.
The University of Portland is committed to ensuring equal access to education in an environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment and interpersonal violence. Anyone impacted by violence is encouraged to contact any of the campus or community resources that appear in the box to the right to seek support or more information.
Defining and Preventing Harassment and Interpersonal Violence
Recognizing behaviors that constitute harassment and violence is necessary in both preventing and responding to incidents. To learn about characteristics of sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence, and sexual violence, please visit our Community Against Violence
We understand violence prevention to be a community responsibility that requires each member of the community to do our part. Join us, by learning more about our prevention program – Green Dot
Making a Report
Complaints or reports of sexual harassment or interpersonal violence should be submitted to the University’s Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators:
Title IX Coordinator
Associate VP for Human Resources
Rev. John J. Donato, CSC
Deputy Title IX Coordinator, for students
Associate VP for Student Development
Deputy Title IX Coordinator, for faculty
Associate Provost, Graduate School Dean & Associate Professor
University faculty and staff who are made aware of reports of sexual harassment or interpersonal violence should complete the following report form within 24 hours of receiving the information. The report will be submitted directly to the Title IX Coordinator. Title IX Reporting/Early Alert
The University community’s policies and standards are summarized in Life on the Bluff - Student Handbook
. Policies defining sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence, and sexual misconduct can be found within the handbook. In addition, the handbook contains important information regarding resources, reporting options, and the Student Conduct process.