Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, is a Federal civil rights law. Title IX, which many people are aware of because of its early emphasis on safeguarding equity in sports, also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any and all education programs and activities. Title IX also importantly covers prevention of and response to incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Portland Public Schools is dedicated to ensuring that all complaints of sexual harassment and sexual assault are investigated thoroughly. The health and safety of the school community is of paramount importance to us and so if you have been a victim of or know of an incident of discrimination or harassment, please contact the District’s Title IX Director immediately at 503-916-3340 or TitleIX@pps.net.
You can also report incidents to Safe Oregon here. All complaints made through this tip line are cross reported to DHS, Portland Police and Portland Public Schools.
PPS Board Polices related to Title IX
4.30.061-AD Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students
4.30.070-P Teen Dating Violence/Domestic Violence
5.10.060-P Sexual Harassment
5.10.061-AD Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure
5.10.062-P Sexual Harassment - Staff To Student
5.10.063-AD Prohibition Against Employee Child Abuse and Sexual Conduct with Students
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, the following community and District services are available.
Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)
Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
Counseling services- Student Success and Health
Mental Health services- Student Success and Health
Nursing Services - School based health clinics
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)