Title IX

  • 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.

  • Report a complaint of sexual harassment
     Available 24/7. The complaint will be forwarded to the PPS Title IX Coordinator.

    Safe Oregon Tip Line

Support Contacts

  • If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, the following community and District services are available.

    Community Supports

    Raphael House
    503-222-6222

    VOA-Homefree
    503-771-5502

    Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)
    503-872-9664

    Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
    503-640-5311


    PPS Supports

    Counseling services- Student Success and Health
    503-916-3036

    Mental Health services- Student Success and Health
    503-916-3349

    Nursing Services - School based health clinics
    Visit website

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    866-750-1327