Meet the Title IX Team

The Title IX team, led by the Title IX coordinators, coordinates the review, investigation and resolution of all Title IX reports submitted to the University.

Contact the Title IX Team

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

Phone: 800.745.3261 or 503.943.8982

Email: titleix@up.edu

Online reporting tool

If there is imminent risk of harm please call Campus Safety at 503.943.4444 or 911.

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Meg Farra
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

Meg joins the University of Portland Title IX team as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for students, after working at the University in two other capacities since late 2013. Meg’s background includes a master of social work degree from Portland State University. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Meg’s undergraduate concentration in social justice guided Meg to Portland as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Throughout her professional career, Meg’s work included working with marginalized and vulnerable populations, including individuals impacted by domestic and relationship violence. Meg’s role with the Title IX team is to provide information about Title IX policies and processes and on-campus and off-campus resources. Meg also will help facilitate informal resolution processes and coordinate accommodations related to Title IX matters.

 

Sandy Chung

Sandy Chung
Vice President for Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator

Sandy joined the University of Portland community in 2015. Before UP, she was the director of human resources and Title IX coordinator at Santa Monica College and the director of employee relations at Stanford University. A native of Portland and a graduate of Sunset High School, Harvard College, and Harvard Law School, Sandy practiced law (intellectual property, employment litigation, and pro bono litigation) before joining higher education. Sandy’s pro bono cases involved a wide range of important social issues, including human trafficking, unrepresented minors in immigration proceedings, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Sandy’s role with the Title IX team is to provide leadership to ensure that Title IX policies and processes are effective, compliant with the law, and consistent with the University’s values. Sandy also will oversee Title IX investigations and will at times conduct investigations.

 

Sara Meiser

Sarah Meiser 
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Compliance 

Sarah Meiser serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Compliance in the University of Portland's Human Resources Department. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that the University’s Title IX policies and processes are effective, compliant with the law, and consistent with University values. She is excited to transition her experience working with college students into helping the Title IX team and others maintain a safe and positive environment for all. Having been with the University of Portland since 2015, Sarah previously held the positions of Associate Director for Housing and Associate Director for Community Standards. Prior to her time at the University of Portland, she taught high school science and was live-in residence life staff on college campuses in Minnesota, North Carolina, and New Jersey. Sarah is originally from the Denver area. She, her husband, and two young children love exploring the Portland area with their dog Ed.

 

Emma Ahern

Emma Ahern
Title IX and Human Resources Generalist II

Emma joins the University of Portland Title IX team as a Human Resources and Title IX Generalist. In this role, Emma is responsible for a wide range of duties including the facilitation of effective Title IX programming and education, assisiting in Title IX matters and performing a variety of HR-oriented duties. Originally from the Watsonville, CA, Emma is a recent graduate of Willamette University, where she majored in Politics and Art History with an academic focus on sexual violence prevention. While at Willamette, Emma served as an advocate and Vice-President in SARA (The Sexual Assault Response Allies), a peer-run advocacy and support program for victims of sexual violence. Emma is focused on empathetically supporting folks affected by sexual violence and on addressing the societal causes of sexual violence through education and communication.

 

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