About GRAC

Our Mission

The Gender Resource and Advocacy Center (GRAC) provides resources and support to persons of any gender and sexual identity in the Willamette University community. We strive to create a safe and affirming space intended to empower those we serve. We promote gender equity, inclusivity, and social justice by supporting systemic change through education and collaboration. The GRAC offers individual and confidential advocacy to those impacted by sexual violence, stalking, relationship violence, and sexual harassment.  

The Gender Resource and Advocacy center is staffed by the Director/Confidential Advocate, SARA Co-Cordinators, Student Advocacy Coordinators, and volunteer SARA students. 

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Willamette University is committed to the principle that its educational facilities, activities and employment opportunities shall be offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status with regard to pregnancy, disability or age. Willamette is firmly committed to adhering to the letter and spirit of all federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights laws, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and their implementing regulations.

To file a complaint of discrimination:

You may contact the university's department of Human Resources, University Services Building. Email: hr@willamette.edu or call: 503-370-6210

You may write the Office of Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (OCR), 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TTY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech) or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

Our Staff

Sexual Assault Response Advocates Volunteers:

Amanda Patton

Jazzy Contile-Palacios

Reagan Dreiling

Mackenzie Johnson

McKenna Noland

Olivia Scott

Ryan Ichinaga


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