Speak UP | University of Portland

Speak UP

The University of Portland honors and respects differences and embraces the human diversity among us. We invite all members of the campus community to be active in promoting peace, celebrating diversity, and creating inclusive environments on campus.

Accordingly, the University has a Statement on Inclusion and expressly prohibits discriminatory harassment by all administrators, faculty, staff, and students, as detailed in our Non-Discrimination Policy:

"The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The University expressly reserves its rights and obligations to maintain its commitment to its Catholic identity and the doctrines of the Catholic Church."

Grounded in our mission of Teaching & Learning, Faith & Formation, and Service & Leadership, we strive to promote a safe environment where all people can live, work, and learn. We ask all of our students, faculty, and staff for a willingness to enter into conversations that celebrate the backgrounds of all people and foster an inclusive community.

Reporting Options

We ask members of our community to SPEAK UP and report alleged incidents of observed or experienced interactions of discrimination or harassment. 

Persons may choose to report to multiple sources for many reasons, including those listed below. Initial inquiries may be submitted to the Office of International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion at oiedi@up.edu.

Discrimination or Harassment on the Basis of Race, Color, National or Ethnic Origin, Disability, Age, or Sexual Orientation

Employees, students, or applicants for employment or admission who believe that they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination may initiate a complaint either by meeting with the appropriate individual in one of the offices listed below, or by submitting a written complaint to that individual or office. The information provided in the complaint should be as specific as possible regarding the circumstances that precipitated the complaint. The complaint should include the dates and places of the incidents at issue, the individuals involved, the names of any witnesses, any actions taken in an attempt to resolve the matter and the result of these actions, and any other pertinent information.

 Offices in Which a Complaint of Discrimination May Be Initiated

There are several offices available to receive complaints from students, faculty, and staff who believe they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination.

Discrimination or Harassment on the Basis of Sex and Gender
Discrimination on the basis of sex and gender in education programs, including athletic programs or activities that receive federal funding. Discrimination on the basis of sex or gender can include sexual harassment and interpersonal violence including: stalking, relationship violence, and sexual violence.

You may make a report to the Title IX Team online, by email, by phone or in person.

Click this link to access information about Title IX and how to make a confidential report.

If you experience or observe any acts of bias, prejudice, violence, or incivility, we encourage you to report it immediately to the Campus Safety Department.

Campus Safety
24 hour emergency: 503.943.4444
24-hour non-emergency: 503.943.7161