The University of Portland is committed to fostering a safe community free from all forms of violence. All members of the community are called to honor and respect the inherent value and dignity of others. Of particular concern is interpersonal violence — also known as power-based personal violence" — a form of violence that uses power, control, and/or intimidation to harm another. This type of violence may include, but is not limited to, relationship violence, stalking, sexual misconduct or assault, and sexual harassment.
Interpersonal violence will not be tolerated by the University of Portland community. All types of interpersonal violence are an affront to the dignity of both the self and others. The University reserves the right to take action when it believes that standards of human dignity have been violated. Such behavior may result in discipline, including potential dismissal from the University.