Title IX Resources

Pacific Lutheran University has made a commitment to preventing and eliminating sexual harassment and discrimination. There are a number of resources available to members of the campus community who (1) believe they have been subjected to sexual harassment or discrimination or (2) have witnessed someone being subjected to sexual harassment or discrimination. Working together, we can maintain a respectful and healthy PLU campus.

Emergency Response Resources:

If you are in immediate danger or need to report a crime, call 911. If you are on campus, notify Campus Safety.

Campus Safety
Martin J. Neeb Center -1st Floor
253-535-7911 from cell phones
9-911 from campus phones
253-535-7441 non emergency

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department
Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 253-798-4721 (#1)

Confidential Resources – Incidents Not Reported To University Authorities Without Permission:

Should an individual not be prepared to make a report, but is seeking information and wanting a confidential resource, there are several options available:

PLU Advocacy Services – Confidential

Provides a safe, private place for individuals who have questions or concerns about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking

Helps explain options and connect individuals to resources

Assists in making formal reports if the individual decides to do so


PLU TimelyCare Services – Confidential

TimelyCare provides no cost, on-demand access to licensed mental health providers, nurse practitioners, and related services


PLU Counseling Services – Confidential

Provides individual counseling and selected psychiatric services to PLU students

Trained to deal compassionately with issues of sexual victimization and abuse

The staff may be required to disclose information that poses imminent danger to an individual’s health or safety


PLU Campus Ministry – Confidential

Provides confidential emotional and spiritual support to the PLU community

Trained to deal with issues of sexual victimization and abuse

Can help survivors process their feelings and connect with additional sources of support


PLU Student Health Services – Confidential

Provides medical services to PLU students, including testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Prescribes birth control, although the staff may be required to disclose information that poses imminent danger to an individual’s health or safety

Additional Resources Available to All PLU Employees & Students:

Pierce County Sexual Assault Center
101 E. 26th St., Suite 200, Tacoma 98421
253-474-7273 | 800-756-7273

24-hour crisis line provides immediate assistance information and emotional support


No cost medical and legal advocacy


Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline
718 Court E, Tacoma 98402
253-798-4166 | 800-764-2420

Free and confidential services

Access to support groups and counseling

Emergency housing information and referrals


Rainbow Center
2215 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

Advocacy for victims of crime serving the LGBTQA + community


Oasis Youth Center
2215 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

Oasis is a drop-in support center for queer and questioning youth.

Additional Campus Employee Resources:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Free and confidential problem assessment and referral services

Available to employees, their spouses or partners, and children up to age 26

Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week