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. 

Non-Discrimination Clause

The Gender Resource and Advocacy Center (GRAC) operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write 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

Hope Heideman

Jessie Evans

Jazzy Contile-Palacios

Reagan Dreiling

Mackenzie Johnson

McKenna Noland

Olivia Scott

Ryan Ichinaga

Sophia Bunch

Malea Kirkland