The University of Portland is committed to fostering a community free from all forms of violence in which all members feel safe and respected. Violence of any kind, and in particular acts of power-based personal violence, are inconsistent with our mission.
Power-Based Personal Violence (also known as interpersonal violence) is a form of violence primarily motivated by the assertion of power, control, and/or intimidation in order to harm another. This includes sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, and other uses of force, threat, or intimidation of an individual. It occurs when consent is not mutually established. It can include the use of alcohol or other drugs to commit any of these acts. This form of violence includes acts committed by strangers, friends, acquaintances, intimates, or other persons.
We define violence prevention as a community responsibility, recognizing that a culture of safety requires that each one of us - students, staff, faculty, and administrators – do our part. Together, we take a stand against violence. Join us, by learning more about our prevention program - Green Dot.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-WA-AX-0017 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S., DOJ.
The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.