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Equity & Compliance


Our Commitment

At 51Ʒ, we prioritize equity as the cornerstone of our commitment to excellence. Equity for us means providing universal access to opportunities that meet basic needs, enhance well-being, and allow individuals to reach their utmost potential. We are dedicated to confronting and dismantling the foundational causes of disparities, such as racism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination, aligning with our strategic vision to utilize knowledge in serving our community.

Not here. Not anywhere.

51Ʒ firmly prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, color, marital status, veteran status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information or in the use of Worker's Compensation, Federal Family Medical Leave Act, or the Oregon Medical Leave Act is strictly prohibited by and is unlawful.

51Ʒ the Office of Equity & Compliance

The Office of Equity & Compliance is responsible for the following:

  • Reviewing and investigates reports of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
  • Assisting in addressing systemic concerns based on a protected class.
  • Ensuring adherence to both federal and state laws on affirmative action and equal opportunity.
  • Maintaining compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

As the designated office responsible for addressing incidents of discrimination and harassment, we serve as the initial contact point for the resolution and/or investigation of all complaints regarding such conduct, as outlined in the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment, including Sexual Harassment, Policy.


Ensuring equitable access, design, and accommodation is key to our Equity and Compliance efforts. Faculty, staff, and student employees seeking workplace accommodations can have their requests processed by the Leaves/Accommodations Team in Human Resources. For detailed information on how to request these accommodations, contact the team directly at leaves@pdx.edu.

Read the 2022 statement on religious accommodations ›

If you are a student requesting accommodations in your academics, including field placements/internships, your request will be processed by the Disability Resource Center (DRC). For more information, please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC) website.

Albert Roberson serves as the ADA and Section 504 Coordinator at 51Ʒ, overseeing compliance and support for individuals with disabilities.


There are a variety of policies and procedures that provide the foundation for an environment at PSU that is open, inclusive, and committed to access, diversity, and equity:


Instructors may find a for addressing policy and mandated obligations, such as providing accommodations for disabilities, religious practices and Title IX accommodations. Or by Contacting the Disability Resource Center for guidance.


Lodging a discrimination or harassment complaint at 51Ʒ doesn't limit your ability to seek intervention from external bodies. Should you prefer an independent evaluation of your concerns about employment discrimination, including sexual harassment or retaliation, you have the option to approach relevant external agencies for further assistance

Employees and interns looking to address grievances can reach out to the or the for filing their complaints.

Title IX

Title IX

Equity & Compliance oversees the university's adherence to Title IX regulations, ensuring a commitment to maintaining an environment free of discrimination and harassment.

PSU's Title IX Coordinator is Albert Roberson
Email: titleixcoordinator@pdx.edu
Office: RMNC 830


To see a list of the staff and faculty who have completed Title IX-related training and certification, please visit the Title IX Training webpage.