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
Harstad Hall
253-535-7911 from cell phones
9-911 from campus phones
https://www.plu.edu/campus-safety/

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

How to File a Report

Confidential Resource – Not Reported Further Without Permission

Campus Ministry
Confidential Resource – Not reported further without permission
University Center
cmin@plu.edu | 253-535-7464
www.plu.edu/campus-ministry

    • 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 Advocacy Services
Confidential Resource – Not reported further without permission
Center for Gender Equity

801 121st St.
(across the street from Ordal)
253-538-6304
advocacy@plu.edu
plu.edu/gender-equity

    • 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

Counseling Center
Confidential Resource – Not reported further without permission
University Center, 3rd Floor
counseling@plu.edu | 253-535-7206
www.plu.edu/counseling/

    • Provides individual counseling and selected psychiatric services to PLU students
    • Trained to deal compassionately with issues of sexual victimization and abuse
    • Free and confidential
    • The staff may be required to disclose information that poses imminent danger to an individual’s health or safety

Student Health Center
Confidential Resource – Not reported further without permission
121st and Park Ave
health@plu.edu | 253-535-7337
www.plu.edu/health-center

    • 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

Resources Available to All PLU Employees & Students:

Title IX Coordinator, Teri Phillips
Human Resources Office
phillitp@plu.edu | 253-535-7187
www.plu.edu/title-ix

    • Provides resolution information and guidance

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

    • 24-hour crisis line provides immediate assistance information and emotional support
    • Confidential
    • No cost medical and legal advocacy

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

    • 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 Student Resources:

Residential Life
University Center
rlif@plu.edu | 253-535-7200
www.plu.edu/residential-life

    • Resident Directors (RD) and Resident Assistants (RA) are trained to provide support to victims of violence
    • Able to connect victims to other resources.
    • May be required to make a report to Student Conduct

Additional Employee Resources:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
800-777-4114
www.firstchoiceeap.com

    • 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